Observed home test for countries that accept antigen tests for entry – no appointment required for your supervised test.
The FCDO foreign travel advice provides information on entry requirements for your destination, including if the country you are travelling to requires you to have a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter their country. There are different types of COVID-19 tests available and the reliability of results can vary depending on the type of test you take. Before travelling, you should check:
COVID-19 testing for the purposes of international travel is not available on the NHS. Testing for this reason is only available through private providers who must have self-declared that they meet the UK Government’s minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer.
If you need to travel internationally for work and require evidence of a test, you should speak to your employer or occupational health adviser.
This depends on the entry requirements of the country or territory you want to travel to, as each country’s definition of a ‘full course’ alternatively known as ‘fully vaccinated’, may be different.
Be aware that some countries are requesting evidence that you completed your COVID-19 vaccine course at least 14 days before arriving in their country. They may also require evidence of a booster dose depending on how long ago you completed your COVID-19 vaccine course.
How you can get proof of your vaccination status varies on where you live. If you are in:
Make sure you check that the name on your proof of vaccination certificate matches the name on your passport. Advice on how to amend incorrect details varies depending on whether you are in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you have not been fully vaccinated, you need to follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Entry requirements requested by other countries may include:
You should carefully research the entry requirements of your destination country before travelling in the FCDO foreign travel advice pages.
Each country has different requirements, and these are often dependent on the age of the child. Always check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting.