Which test should I take before I go on holiday and when?


To find out if you need to take a test before you go on holiday, and which test type you may need, please check the details for the country you are travelling to, via FCDO website, where all the most up-to-date information is held by the UK Government.

FCDO information on entry requirements for your holiday destination >
FCDO information on re-entry into England >
FCDO information on re-entry into Scotland >
FCDO information on re-entry into Wales >

The timing requirements for when you need to take your test and submit your test results varies from country to country. Before you carry out your test, make sure you check the test timing requirements for the country you’re travelling to. For legal reasons we can't do this for you. If you carry out your test too early, it may be invalid.