In addition, nearly eighty per cent of British people aged 12 and older have already had at least two doses of the vaccine, and nearly two-thirds of them have received a third.


Travelers to the UK are not required to undergo a COVID-19 test, but it is advisable to have a recent negative test and proof of vaccination when entering the country. However, travel regulations and the Covid-19 virus are constantly changing and should always be checked before embarking on a trip. The EU has introduced the EU Digital Covid Certificate, a digital certificate that shows vaccination records. This digital certificate is valid for travel to the EU. 

Negative Test

If you have had a recent negative test for Covid, you can now travel to the UK with a valid EU Digital Covid Certificate. This has affected many bookings, and is likely to affect the way you book your trip.


Travel to the UK can be very risky if you are not up to date with vaccinations. It is important to get a PCR test before you depart. Fortunately, this test is now available at many airports. However, you will still need to schedule an appointment.

PCR Tests

The rules for PCR tests for travel to the UK have recently been updated to make sure that all travellers are protected. Depending on the route you plan to take, you may need to have two different tests before you leave.

Antigen Test

The first is a COVID-19 antigen test, while the second is a PCR test. The PCR test must be done 48 hours before departure. Those who are on the red list must also do a PCR test on or before day two of their trip.


Children under the age of 17 do not need to undergo a PCR test for travel to the UK. However, it is important to remember that if you are travelling with children, you should check if you need a pre-departure PCR test.

Heathrow Airport

The PCR test is available on-site at Heathrow airport. Some of the facilities also offer lateral flow tests. PCR tests are also accepted by some countries as proof of vaccination. The UK government is doing a great job of controlling the coronavirus pandemic.

Medical supplies

If you’re planning to travel to the UK, you should make sure you take all the necessary medical supplies with you. Some medicines are controlled in the UK and you may need an export licence to take them with you. This licence is usually needed for three months’ worth of medication and larger supplies. If you’re unsure, ask your embassy for more information.

Taking medication with you on travel can be a stressful experience, so make sure you have a plan to transport it safely. If you don’t know the laws on bringing medicine abroad, you can get into trouble. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed, and you could even face accusations of conspiracy to import drugs.

Prescription Medication

Before traveling to the UK, you should discuss your prescription medication with your doctor. It is best to get this advice at least two months before you depart. The doctor can determine if you need special arrangements for your medication. Also, your practice nurse can give you advice on what types of medicine and how much to pack. Some medicines must be stored at low temperatures and in the fridge. You can also get advice from the UK embassy in your destination country. You can also bring over-the-counter medicines as long as they’re legal in the country you’re visiting. Make sure you keep the original packaging of these items.


In London, you can get a free PCR test if you have three symptoms: high temperature, continuous cough, loss of smell, and taste. Having this test will ensure that you are not infected and will not get sick. Ideally, you should book your appointment 48 hours before you plan to leave.