If you require a test for international travel, you will need to obtain a test from a private clinic and not the NHS. Testing may cost anywhere from £40 – £500 depending on where you are tested and the type of test you take. COVID-19 tests differ in the amount of time they take to get results (from 45 minutes to 48 hours).
For testing at Heathrow, please visit the Heathrow Airport COVID-19 testing site. DO NOT travel to Heathrow Airport if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.
Some local laboratories are (this is not an exhaustive list of every facility performing COVID tests in the UK):
- Concepto Clinic
- Corona Test Center
- DAM Health
- Harley Medic International
- The London Clinic
- The London General Practice
- PExpo Diagnostics
- Private Coronavirus Tests
- The Private Harley Street Clinic
- Official Rapid Tests
- TDL Pathology
In Scotland, private testing is available at a number of facilities.
In Northern Ireland, please visit the Public Health website for more information on testing sites.
The inclusion of a specific company or organization does not constitute a recommendation, and the Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability, reputation, or quality of services provided by the companies or organizations whose names appear on such lists.