Pre-departure information by country
Check our important pre-departure information, including current COVID-19 testing requirements and pre-arrival health questionnaires, for each country.
Whilst we strive to update this on a regular basis we recommend you also check the FCDO website
for up to the minute latest advice on entry requirements in this fast evolving situation. Information can change at any time.
Many countries have introduced a requirement to carry proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within a defined timescale on arrival. The defined timescale is for when the sample was taken, not from the date on which the result was delivered. We strongly advise you also check the necessary time scales and that you check with the relevant Embassy travel advice that the test you decide on meets their entry requirements.
There are several private and local testing facilities available, please note fees can vary.
- In the UK, our recommended service is Diamond Air based at London Heathrow, who are currently providing a fast-track service under 24 hours. Other regional centres are also available including Boots, Lloyds pharmacy and Nomad clinics.
- The FCDO advice is stating that tests for travel must not be done on the NHS and that you should find a private Covid testing facility.