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Travel is resuming- all you need to know…

Travel is resuming – all you need to know…

Since the third lockdown began four months ago, international travel for non-essential purposes has been illegal. The ban on overseas travel will end on Monday 17 May. British holiday makers may soon have the option to jet off abroad – and travel is not as we once knew it.

Keep reading below to find out all you need to know ahead of the impending changes to international travel and the release of the travel green list.

Travel requirements

A negative COVID-19 status is essential for safe travel, and we provide testing at both Newcastle International Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport that aims to make COVID-19 testing accessible, affordable, and reliable for all travellers.

The service is supported by state-of-the-art testing laboratories within easy reach of the airports, ensuring prices are kept to a minimum and results can be turned around quickly.

You can simply visit our booking pages below to book a test at a date and time to suit. You then arrive for your test and receive your results within 36-48 hours via email.


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How we can help with testing

At both Newcastle Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport, we offer a range of Covid-19 tests required for travel:

  • PCR Fit to Fly
  • PCR Test to Release
  • Rapid Antigen Tests
  • Day 2 & Day 8 Travel pack

Booking is easy, and your certificate and test result is sent directly to your email and/or our mobile application (iMed) which is coming soon.

If you have any questions, we have a dedicated 7 day a week call centre to provide assistance, as well as an online AI Robot to help with any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).

All tests are carried out face to face with a trained clinician and results are analysed in our ‘Gold standard’ laboratories.

As well as the tests and our technology to make your experience as smooth as it can be, we also offer free parking and a meet and greet service when you attend an appointment for testing at either airport. It all just helps to make your experience go well every time.

The Government traffic light system

The Government will use a traffic light system and put every Nation in a category depending on their current Covid-19 situation.

How does the traffic light system work?

Assessments will be based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a country’s population which has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.

The rules for people returning from each category are:

  • Green: There is no need to self-isolate. Take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on day two of your arrival in the UK.
  • Amber: Self-isolate for 10 days, unless you receive a negative result from a test taken at least five days after arrival. Take a pre-departure test, and PCR tests on day two and day eight of your arrival in the UK.
  • Red: Spend 10 days in a quarantine hotel. Take a pre-departure test, and PCR tests on day two and day eight of your arrival in the UK.

For the latest Government guidance and updates, please click here.