Covid-19 Antigen Test for Travel
The test you take with you when you travel
Order your Covid-19 antigen test for travel today and get your results in minutes for only £59.99 + free delivery.
Get your test delivered before you travel
Receive your rapid antigen test before you leave the UK so you can take this with you on your travels to perform when you’re abroad.
Perform your test within 3 days of returning to the UK
Register your kit then follow the instructions on how to perform your swab (must be within 3 days before returning to the UK).
Receive your results certificate by email
Get your results in 20 minutes. You’ll then take a photo of your results, send this to us by email, and you’ll receive a doctor-signed certificate same-day.
Your questions answered...
Antigen tests, also known as rapid antigen or lateral flow tests, look for proteins produced by the virus called antigens. You can take antigen tests with you on your travels as they don’t require a laboratory. These are similar to a pregnancy test.
Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms. Rapid antigen lateral flow tests help find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.
For us to successfully register your swab sample, you’ll need to provide us with your main contact information (name, address, date of birth), your pre-departure information and whether you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
An antigen test involves rolling a swab inside of each nostril. You should do this ten times per nostril to ensure a good quality sample. The swab is then placed into a liquid to allow the antigen to dissolve in the liquid. This liquid is then dripped onto the device’s pad, producing a reaction that gives a result.
Yes, all travellers must take a Covid-19 test and provide a negative test result before travelling to the UK.
Anyone in England who does not have coronavirus symptoms can get a private rapid antigen test provided that they are accepted for travel by the chosen airline and country of destination.
You’ll be provided with a same-day fit-to-fly test certificate only if your test has been verified as negative for coronavirus after we have received and processed your result. This travel test certificate can be used for travel to certain countries where antigen tests are sufficient.
Some countries, including the USA, Italy and Egypt, accept antigen tests for travel. However, you should check that both the airline and destination consider an antigen test for travel valid. If you are travelling to England, you must take an antigen test before you arrive to avoid a £200 fine.
You should not use this test if you have Covid-19 symptoms, or have had contact with someone with Covid-19 as you may get a negative result which is not correct. This can be dangerous as you may think you are clear when you are spreading the virus to other people. If you suspect that you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately, report this to your manager at your place of work and request a PCR test.
If two lines appear on the device, one next to ‘C’ (Control) and one next to ‘T’ (Test), even if they are faint, the test is positive. Yourself or your test provider must report this test result to NHS Track and Trace. You must also self-isolate immediately to prevent further transmission of the virus.
If one line appears next to ‘C’ on the device, the test is negative. It should be noted that a negative result does not rule out the Covid-19 infection as there can be false-negative results.
Any test WITHOUT a line next to ‘C’ should be voided and a new test done with a fresh kit. C= Control – it shows you that the test is working. You should see a ‘C’ on every test result.
Very infrequently, you may receive an inconclusive swab result. This can be caused by a poor sample taking technique. As a result, you may not have the time or means to purchase another kit before your flight. We offer a spare kit to avoid this situation.
This diagram shows an example of what an antigen test result might look like.
The time it takes for a test result to appear varies for different tests. You should leave your test for a recommended 15-minute development time to get an accurate result. If the test device is left to develop longer you may receive a false-positive result and you will need to repeat the test.
If your test result is unclear it may be processed as inconclusive and will not be able to issue a test result certificate. We supply a spare test kit to avoid having to re-purchase a test before your flight.