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    COVID-19 Test for Travel

    Testing for travel and how to book

    Testing options at Heathrow

    We have launched a range of private testing options for passengers at Heathrow to keep you flying safely. Our test providers offer various tests for both arriving and departing passengers as testing requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to or from.

    Please note that these tests need to be pre-booked, and fees apply.


    A traffic light system is in place for international travel.  Depending on where you are travelling from, the testing and quarantine requirements on your return to the UK will differ.  Please ensure you have checked the status of the country you are travelling from before you fly.


    Before you travel

    Passengers arriving in England from a country on the Green List are required to:


    On arrival:

    • take your pre-booked COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your arrival



    Day 2 only test (Mandatory)
    • Drive through testing
    • In terminal testing centre
    Next day results by 10pm*
    From £69
    Find out more

    *results could take up to 48 hours to receive

    COVID-19 testing services at Heathrow Airport are provided by third-party test providers. Heathrow Airport Limited assumes no responsibility for such testing services. Should you opt to purchase a COVID-19 test from one of these providers, their terms and conditions will apply. By clicking on the link, you will be leaving the Heathrow website.


    Please be aware that: 

    • Each passenger is solely responsible for checking and conforming with the entry and exit requirements at their arrival and return destinations, and for booking the correct type of test. Requirements may include temperature checks, proof of negative COVID test or completion of forms.
    • Heathrow are not advertising COVID-19 testing services as a Heathrow product, travel service or holiday feature. Heathrow is not responsible for the timing, quality or outcome of any COVID-19 testing service offered by any third party test provider at Heathrow Airport nor on any impact on your ability to travel. Please check the terms and conditions of the test provider and the local requirements of your destination.
    • You can find further guidance and information on travelling to and from the UK on the Foreign Commonwealth & Development website.
    • If you fail to comply with these requirements you may not be able to travel or be allowed to enter your destination.
    • Passengers are not able to use NHS testing facilities for travel related testing 
    • If you test positive at the airport and are flying that day you will need to contact your airline to reschedule
    • Do not use the testing facilities located at Heathrow if you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms

    Travel guidance

    For official travel guidance visit the Foreign and Commonwealth office website


    Travel guidance

    For official travel guidance visit the Foreign and Commonwealth office website


    Isolating and test and release

    To find the latest England isolating guidance and early release information