New travel guidance for inbound flights to the UK
Due to the new variant, and several countries were added to the red list. Anyone arriving from a red list country must isolate in a quarantine hotel and cover their own costs.
Changes were also made to testing requirements for all arrivals into the UK from any destination
All arrivals must self-isolate immediately, and take a PCR test on or before the 2nd day since arrival, and cannot leave self-isolation until they receive a negative test.
When to take tests- Rapid lateral flow and PCR test
When to take a PCR test
For those who have arrived from travelling abroad or anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms, it is advised to take a PCR test, which differs to the later flow test. PCR tests need to be ordered from private providers.
Order a PCR test
When to take a rapid lateral flow test
It is advised that everyone, with no covid-19 symptoms, take a lateral flow test at home, at least twice a week. They are quick and don’t need to be sent to a lab.
With the Christmas party season here, we advise everyone to regularly test themselves. Before a Christmas party or large gathering like a carol concert, take a lateral flow test before you go, and if you are visiting a high-risk person.
Order your rapid lateral flow kit