Our antigen tests (also known as lateral flow tests) use Flowflex CE marked test kits that offer a combined accuracy of 98.6% accuracy (96.8% sensitivity and and 99.3% specificity - well above the performance standards set by the World Health Organisation (≥97% specificity and ≥80% sensitivity). Our testing kits are approved for self-swab and home use with the ‘CE 0123’ mark.
Covid testing for travel is often time-sensitive, so we include Free Standard Delivery as standard. We aim to deliver the lateral flow tests to you within 2-3 days. However, you can receive your lateral flow tests within 1-2 days with a tracked service at an additional cost of £2.
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Why Choose RapidTests
Great value Covid Tests for Travel, including Free Standard Delivery, 24/7 Customer Support, and your Doctor-signed Fit to Fly Certificate.
Same Day Dispatch if you order by 3pm Mon-Fri (delivery by Royal Mail in 3-5 working days). Get your results in 20 minutes, submit them online and get your certificate within 12 hours.
How It Works
Free Standard Delivery is included in the price of the test. Order before 3pm Monday to Friday for same day dispatch (3-5 business days, via Royal Mail).
Take Your Test
Full instructions are provided with your home test kit. It only takes a few minutes to register your kit, and our Customer Support team are available 24/7 if you need any help. Perform your swab. Once done, the test then takes roughly 20 minutes to display your result.
Get Your Certificate
No. RapidTests only sells lateral flow tests, because it's quicker to process the test results, meaning you get your fit-to-fly certificates quicker.
For outbound travel away from the UK, the requirements will depend on your destination country, so please research this at your discretion.
If you're arriving in the UK, the test you take will depend on your vaccination status.
Fully Vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK don't require any tests.
If you're unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated), you need to take all of the following:
For more information, please check the government website.
We cannot issue a fit to fly certificate to return to the UK if you test positive for coronavirus or if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (including contact history).
For outbound travel from the UK, it depends on your destination country, but it's usually anytime between 2-4 days before your travel date.
For all Return To UK Lateral Flow Tests (only for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers), you must take the test anytime from 48 hours before your scheduled arrival to the UK.