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COVID-19 Travel Information

Find everything you need to prepare for your trip


 


Travelling through Heathrow

Whether you're departing, arriving or connecting, here's a summary of everything you need to know to help you on your way.

Before travlling, please check the Government Foreign Travel Advice to understand the requirements for your destination as restrictions may be in place. See our information on COVID-19 Testing if you need to book any pre-departure tests for the country you are travelling to.

When you arrive in the UK from abroad, you do not currently need to take any pre-departure or post-arrival COVID-19 tests. This applies whether you are vaccinated or not. For the latest information, please visit the Government's COVID travel guidance pages.

If you are transiting or connecting through Heathrow (‘airside’ or ‘landside'), you do not need to quarantine or take any pre-departure or post-arrival COVID-19 tests. 


COVID-19 testing options at Heathrow

Heathrow's test providers offer a range of testing options to keep you flying safely. 

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

Some countries require passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within specific timeframes of departure. At Heathrow, independent test providers offer the most commonly mandated tests by other countries. The types of test and timing required to take the test before departure varies by country, which is why we recommend passengers check the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office website for the latest travel information.

For deparing passengers - Please ensure that you carefully confirm the type of test, certification, and timeframe for completion required before booking a test and provide sufficient time to receive your results to complete your flight check-in.

For arriving passengers - There are no testing or quarantine requirements for fully and non-vaccinated passengers.  

PCR
  • Available in Terminal 3
Next day results by 10pm*
From £70
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*results could take up to 48 hours to receive

4 HOUR PCR
  • Available in Terminal 3
Results within 4 hours
From £130
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Same day PCR
  • Available in Terminal 3
Next day midnight the same day
From £90
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Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen
  • Available in Terminal 3
Results within 30 minutes
From £40
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Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen

Remote
(self-swab)
Results within 2 hours
From £13
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Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen
Remote
(self-swab - professionally overseen by a Health Advisor)
Results within 12 hours
From £29
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Lateral Flow / Rapid Antigen
Remote
(self-swab)
Results within 12 hours
From £19.50
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PCR
Remote (self-swab)
Results within 24 hours
From £64
Book now
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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.


COVID-19 - Frequently asked questions

We recommend checking the Government Foreign Travel Advice to check the entry requirements for your destination as many restrictions remain in place.  

When you arrive in England from abroad, you do not need to take any pre-departure or post-arrival COVID-19 tests. This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

All of Heathrow's Terminals (2,3,4 and 5) are open for arriving and departing flights.  As some airlines might not be operating out of their normal terminal, please continue to check with your airline before traveling to confirm the terminal for your flight.