Coronavirus – Negative Test 24 – 48 hours before arrival in UK

Families plans and budgeting have been thrown into disarray with the new Covid-19 travel requirements that have been introduced to restrict the spread of the new Omicron variant. Now a PCR or LFD test taken between 24-48 hours before departure is a requirement to fly back to the UK. Children under 11 do not need to take a test. 

After multiple searches for how to get a test whilst in America for travel to UK and what the expense will be it isn’t that easy to find. It seems that there are testing centres and most International Airports and others available in tourist areas. 

The image below is for an Orlando testing centre and shows the different tests available but look at the price range. All this on top of the tests bought pre-departure for day 2 and day 8 arrivals into the UK.

Prices of Covid-19 Tests
Tests available at Orlando Testing Site

A test is compulsory regardless of your vaccination status to be able to fly to the UK and you have to isolate until you get the results. At what part of your holiday will the stress start to rise because of the journey back to the UK?

A test is compulsory regardless of your vaccination status to be able to fly to the UK and you have to isolate until you get the results. At what part of your holiday will the stress start to rise because of the journey back to the UK?