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Return to UK Video Covid Test

Return to UK Video Covid Test

The majority of arrivals to England, excluding children aged 10 and under must do a Covid test within 3 days of their arrival. Please refer to the government website for the latest guidance on international travel. 

We offer a supervised lateral flow test via a video appointment so travellers can meet UK border entry requirements. Booking your pre-return test before you leave the UK means you don’t have to worry about finding a testing centre while you are abroad and can sort all your testing requirements out before you travel, hassle-free so you can enjoy your trip.

How do I book a Return to UK Video Covid Test?

Simply book your pre-return lateral flow test using the button on this page and collect the test before you travel from either our Waterloo or London Bridge clinics between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please note you will not be able to collect your lateral flow test from any of our other clinics. Please note at this time, we are unable to offer Return to UK Video Covid Tests via a home test or deliver via courier. 

Once you have booked your our Return to UK Video Covid Test, you’ll be sent a link to our video appointment booking system where you can book a video appointment with one of our clinicians for within 3 days of your return to England. The private doctor will talk you through taking your test and verify that the test was taken correctly.

After your video call with one of our clinicians, you will need to wait 30 minutes and then send a good quality picture of your lateral flow test to us as well as sending proof of identification. Results sent to us before or after 30 minutes will not be accepted. Please note you will also need to write the date and time of swab on your test prior to emailing your photo as well as your booking reference.

We’ll then send you a certificate confirming your results within 4 hours and you’re good to go to board your flight and arrive back to England hassle-free.

It’s important that you book your video appointment for within 3 days before you travel. Test results emailed to us after 5pm will only be shared the next day so please ensure that allow enough time to receive the results and receive your certificate in time for your flight.

How much does the Return to UK Video Covid Test cost?

The cost for our Return to UK Video Covid Test is £49. This includes the lateral flow test, which you can bring with you in your suitcase and the supervised video appointment and your certificate with your result.

Please always check government guidance for when returning to the UK. Full information is available on the government website here.

 
Please note, the Return to UK Video Covid Test is non-cancellable and non-refundable. We accept no liability if you do not collect your test, fail to take your test with you abroad or do not complete the test in accordance with our instructions. Please read our full terms and conditions here

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to take a Lateral flow test before I return to England?

It is a legal requirement to provide proof of a negative Covid test before entry to England after travel. This can be in the form of a lateral flow test. There are some exceptions. Please check the government website here for full details

This test must be taken in the 3 days before you plan to arrive back in England.

Can Children use our Return to UK Video Covid Test?

Yes, children aged 5 and over can use the service with an adult supervising. Please note this test is not currently required for children aged 10 and under.

What do I need for the Return to UK Video Covid Test?

All you need for your Return to UK Video Covid Test is a lateral flow test, which you will collect from us prior to leaving the UK, and a device that allows video calls.

Our clinician will explain how to conduct the test and will be with you every step of the way as you take the test, verifying that you are doing everything correctly.

When will I receive a certificate after my Return to UK Video Covid Test?

After you take the lateral flow test, you will need to wait 30 mins before submitting an image of the lateral flow device along with the date and time of the swab and the booking reference. Results sent before or after 30 minutes will not be accepted.

Within 4 hours, we will then email you back a certificate as proof of your Covid status for UK border entry. Please note test results emailed to us after 5pm will only be shared the next day.

When can I book my Return to UK Video Covid Test?

You can book your Return to UK Video Covid Test at any stage before you travel however you must ensure you leave enough time to collect your lateral flow test.

You will also need to book a video appointment for within the 3 days before your planned arrival back to the UK.

How do I get my lateral flow test?

You can collect your lateral flow test to take with you on your trip from our Waterloo or London Bridge clinic between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

How much does the Return to UK Video Covid Test?

The cost for the Return to UK Video Covid Test is £49.