Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1st October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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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 and remain up to date with the latest Government advice and rules for entering England.


    Testing at Heathrow

    Day 2 only test 
    • Drive through testing 
    • In terminal testing
    Next day results by 10pm*
    From £69
    Book now

    *results could take up to 48 hours to receive

    Home / Remote Testing 

    Return to England tests 
    Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen (pre-departure)
    Remote (self-swab)
    Results within 60 minutes
    From £35
    Book now
    Return to England
    Pre-departure Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen
    Remote (Self-swab - professionally overseen by a Health Advisor)
    Results within 120 minutes, post video consultation
    From £39
    Book now
    Day 2 only test 
    Home (Self-swab)
    Results within 24 hours (from receipt at lab)
    From £69
    Book now
    • 10% OFF Qured Testing

      Use the code HEATHROW10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount. Terms and Conditions apply.

    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

    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 links provided, you will be leaving the Heathrow website.


    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