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Country travel status & entry requirements

 

Thinking of booking a holiday?

We are accepting bookings for almost all our holidays, but the earliest travel date for bookings varies according to the destination. Scroll down for more information about the destination(s) you are interested in.
 

Travelling soon?

Before you travel, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the entry requirements for your destination, as well as what you need to do before returning to the UK at the end of your holiday. Below, we provide a summary of these requirements, as well as useful links to further information.

The details on this page are correct at the time of writing, but please be aware that requirements can and do change. For the very latest travel advice – and details of any separate guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – we recommend checking the website of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
 

Finding a testing provider

There is a wide choice of test providers, some of which offer at-home kits, others which offer tests at specific locations. Some offer the full suite of pre- and post-holiday tests, others specialise in a smaller range. For details of suppliers which are offering a discount for Inntravel customers, see our testing packages page.
 

A-Z of destinations

Last updated: 27 January 2022

  • Requirements for travelling to the UK vary dependent on the country from which you are travelling, and may also vary dependent on which constituent part of the UK you are travelling to. There is a Red list of countries, and official advice is not to travel to countries on this list for leisure purposes; we will therefore not operate our holidays in any destination on the Red list. We will continue to operate our other holidays subject to compliance with FCDO advice, and any requirements stipulated by the destination country.

    A full list of Covid-19 test providers is given on the UK government website; for details of test providers offering discounts to Inntravel customers, see our testing packages page.

    Further information including requirements for children, and a link to the Passenger Locator Form, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control; for details of testing requirements, see Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before you travel to England; there are links for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from this page.

    Arriving from a country not on the Red list:
    If you are fully vaccinated* you must:
    • Take a Covid-19 test on or before Day 2 after your arrival in the UK**; the day you return is Day 0. This can be a rapid (antigen) test or a PCR test, and must be booked prior to your arrival in the UK; you will need to enter your Covid-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form. NB this will no longer be required for arrivals in England and Scotland from February 11th.
    • Complete a passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

    If you are not fully vaccinated* you must:
    • Take a Covid-19 test at some point in the two days prior to your arrival in the UK. This can be a PCR test or a rapid (e.g. antigen) test, for which you must be able to provide a certified result (i.e. you cannot self-certify). If your journey is a multi-leg journey, you must take the test in the 2 days before the start of the first leg.
    • Take Covid-19 tests on or before Day 2, and on or after Day 8 after your arrival in the UK**; the day you return is Day 0. These must be PCR tests, and must be booked prior to your arrival in the UK. NB this will no longer be required for arrivals in England and Scotland from February 11th.
    • Complete a passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK
    • Self-isolate at home for 10 days. NB this will no longer be required for arrivals in England and Scotland from February 11th.
    Children aged 4 and under are exempt from all testing requirements.
    Children aged 5 to 11 must take a Covid-19 test on or before Day 2 after their arrival in the UK**, and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
    Children aged 12 to 17 must take a Covid-19 test at some point in the two days prior to their arrival in the UK. This can be a PCR test or a rapid test, for which they must be able to provide a certified result. They must also take a Covid-19 test on or before Day 2 after their arrival in the UK**, and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
    *applies if vaccinated with an authorised vaccine in the UK, Europe or the USA, with the final dose having been received more than 14 days prior. Europe includes the EU, as well as several other countries, see here.
    **Requirements for the four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – sometimes differ; check here for further details.
     

  • Austria is not currently on the Red list of countries and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Austria.

    Travellers from the UK may enter with either proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or recovery from Covid-19 in the last 180 days; in either case, they must also present proof of a negative PCR test taken with 72 hours prior to arrival.

    A negative PCR test is not required if either: in addition to full vaccination, proof of a booster vaccination* can also be provided; or in addition to full vaccination, proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the last 180 days can also be provided.

    *A booster dose must be administered more than 120 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccination course (or more than 14 days after a single dose vaccination course), and no more than 270 days prior to arrival.

    Recognised vaccines include Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. For single-shot vaccines, full vaccination requires that you received the vaccine more than 21 but no more than 270 days before arrival. For double-shot vaccines, full vaccination requires that you received the second injection no more than 270 days before arrival. Austria will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16.

    Children under 12 are exempt from self-isolation if travelling with a fully vaccinated adult, and do not require a negative test result. Children aged 12-17 (whether vaccinated or not) require proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure; this is in addition to further tests while in Austria – details can be found here. NB Teenagers born before September 1st 2006 need to be fully vaccinated.

    NB FFP2 facemasks are compulsory in all enclosed spaces, including the airport on arrival, for travellers aged 14 and over; children aged 6-13 are required to wear a regular facemask.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).


  • Croatia is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Croatia.

    Travellers from the UK do not need to undertake pre-departure Covid-19 testing if they have proof of full vaccination, or recovery from Covid-19 (positive test between 11 and 270 days old), or a combination of recovery plus one dose of vaccination. Further details can be found here. Croatia will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16.

    Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination or recovery must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
    The test can be an antigen test not more than 48 hours old on arrival, or a PCR test not more than 72 hours old on arrival.

    Children under 12 accompanied by a parent/guardian are exempt from these requirements, if the parent or guardian fulfils one of the criteria for entry above.

    Travellers to Croatia must also complete an online entry form prior to travel, which can be found here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).
  • Cyprus is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Cyprus.

    From 1 March, travellers from the UK must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of recovery from Covid-19. If the final dose of the standard vaccination course was administered more than 9 months prior to arrival, they must also provide proof of a booster dose. Anyone under the age of 18 who has received the standard vaccination course is exempt from the requirement for a booster dose.
    NB If travelling to Cyprus before 1 March, different entry rules apply.

    All travellers must also obtain a Cyprus Flight Pass no later than 24 hours before arrival in Cyprus; the form can be found here. You will be asked to present your flight pass prior to boarding and on arrival at immigration.
    NB at present, for anyone over the age of 5, access to certain venues including restaurants currently requires a ‘SafePass’, which provides proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19.

    Cyprus will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16. More information on the SafePass can be found here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).


  • The Czech Republic is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in the Czech Republic.

    Travellers from the UK must present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, plus either proof a booster administered at least 14 days prior to travel, or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. The Czech Republic will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. Children aged 12-18 must have either proof of vaccination, or provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Children under 12 are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

    Travellers over the age of 12 must also complete a Passenger Locator Form to present upon arrival in the Czech Republic; the form can be found here. All visitors from the UK must register the address of their accommodation within 3 days of arrival; this can be done through the accommodation provider, or directly in person with the Foreign Police Department.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).


  • Denmark is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Denmark.

    Travellers from the UK must present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination administered between 14 and 270 days prior to arrival, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 with evidence of a positive PCR-test taken between 11 and 180 days prior to arrival. Denmark will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. If fully vaccinated, travellers from the UK require proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or an antigen test taken within 48hrs prior to arrival; this does not apply to travellers providing proof of recovery from Covid-19.

    Children under 16 are exempt from testing and self-isolation requirements. Children aged 16 or 17 are exempt from testing and self-isolation requirements if travelling with a parent who fulfils the vaccination or recovery criteria above.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Finland is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Finland.

    All travellers born in 2006 and earlier from the UK must present proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 7 days prior to arrival and a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival to enter Finland. Both PCR and lateral flow tests with a certificate confirming a negative result will be accepted. If you have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one vaccine dose, you will be considered fully vaccinated by the Finnish authorities, and you will need to evidence this on a single certificate. As proof of vaccination, Finland will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16.

    Young people born in 2007 or later are exempt from Finland’s COVID-19 entry requirements and they do not need to provide proof of vaccination or take a COVID test. Requirements for young people born in 2007 and later who are not fully vaccinated but are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult guardian can be found here

    Further information can be found here and here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).


  • France is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in France.

    Entry to France for the purposes of tourism is only permitted subject to providing proof of full Covid-19 vaccination. All travellers from the UK must also present proof of a negative result of a PCR or antigen test taken within 24hrs prior to departure.

    France will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. Unvaccinated children aged 12 or over travelling with a fully vaccinated adult are currently permitted entry subject to presenting a negative Covid test result (PCR or antigen) taken within the 24 hours prior to departure. All arrivals must also complete a ‘sworn statement’, which can be found here

    NB access public spaces & services such as restaurants, museums and some public transport is subject to proof of Covid-19 status through either a ‘pass vaccinal’ or ‘pass sanitaire’. The ‘pass vaccinal’ applies to anyone aged 16 and over, and can only be obtained using proof of full vaccination* or proof of recovery from Covid-19. The ‘pass sanitaire’ applies to anyone aged 12-15, and can be obtained using either proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within the previous 24hrs.

    *Anyone aged 18-64 who had their last dose of the standard vaccination course more than 7 months ago, must have also received a booster injection. From February 15th this period decreases to 4 months.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

     
  • Germany is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Germany.

    In order to avoid mandatory quarantine, travellers from the UK must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of recovery (a positive PCR test between 28 and 90 days old) from Covid-19, to enter. Germany will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16. All travellers from the UK must complete pre-departure digital registration; the form can be found here. Proof of vaccination or recovery is uploaded on to this form.

    Unvaccinated children under 6 years of age are permitted entry but required to self-isolate for 5 days.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Greece is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Greece.

    All travellers from the UK to Greece aged 5 and over must present proof of a negative Covid test. The test can either be a PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure.

    All travellers must also complete a Passenger Locator Form no later than 24 hours before arrival in Greece; the form can be found here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Entry into the Netherlands from the UK for the purposes of tourism is not currently permitted. As soon as the situation changes, we will provide information about travel to Holland and any entry requirements.

    In the meantime, we are happy to take bookings for travel from 1 March onwards, which will be protected by our flexible booking policy.
     

  • Italy is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Italy.

    In order to avoid mandatory quarantine, travellers from the UK must present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, and proof of a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48hrs prior to departure, or antigen test taken with 24hrs prior to departure. The vaccine must have been authorised by the EMA, and the last dose must have been administered within the last 180 days at time of travel.

    Italy will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. Please note that that a verifiable QR code may be required for access to some services (including restaurants, museums etc) and travel around Italy.

    All arrivals from the UK to Sicily currently need to undertake a Covid-19 rapid antigen test on arrival; this is free of charge.

    NB access to hotels and other indoor venues such as restaurants in Italy requires proof of either vaccination or recovery from Covid-19; the NHS Pass/certificate will be accepted as proof of vaccination or recovery. Anyone under the age of 12 is exempt from this requirement.

    Travellers aged 6-17 require proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48hrs prior to departure, or antigen test taken with 24hrs prior to departure, but do not need to be vaccinated to enter Italy (however, as above, note that travellers aged 12 and over must be vaccinated or have proof of recovery to enter most indoor venues, including hotels).

    All travellers must complete an online digital form before departure. This will generate a QR code, which should be presented to your travel provider and Border Police if requested. A paper form can be completed if you do not have an electronic device.

    Please be aware that medical standard facemasks are compulsory on flights to and from Italy and the use of FFP2 masks is compulsory on public transport for those aged over five.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Jersey falls within the UK's Common Travel Area and has its own entry restrictions. Full details can be found here.

    Travellers must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination including booster (no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival); travellers aged 12-17 must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (with the final dose no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival). Alternatively, travellers can present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. If you are unable to provide proof of any of these, you must undertake a Covid-19 test (free of charge) on arrival and self-isolate until a negative result is returned; results take an average of 12 hours.

    Travellers to Jersey must complete a Safer Travel Registration Form prior to entry. This must be completed 48hrs prior to your arrival; the form can be found here.

    Travellers under the age of 12 are exempt from the above requirements.

    If you've visited a country on England's ‘red’ list, you will need a test on arrival, Day 5 and Day 10, and isolate until Day 10 negative test result; in these circumstances, we will be unable to operate your holiday.

    Travellers entering the UK from Jersey are not required to complete a Passenger Locator Form or provide negative test results.

  • Malta is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Malta.

    All arrivals from the UK must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Malta will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here.

    Children aged 5-11 can travel if they are accompanying their vaccinated parents/legal guardian but must show evidence of a negative PCR test, dated within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 5 do not need a test. Children aged 12-18 must present proof of full vaccination.

    All travellers must print off and complete a Public Health Travel Declaration Form and also a digital Passenger Locator Form. You must show both forms (the digital Passenger Locator Form, once completed, generates a digital copy with a QR code, which can either be presented in digital format or as a print-out) to airline officials on departure and health officials stationed at the Terminal Temperature Screening Points when you arrive in Malta. The forms should be completed before departure.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Norway is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Norway.

    Travellers from the UK may enter Norway with proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of recovery from Covid-19, or certified proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your first flight; the test can be antigen or PCR. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 7 days for a double-dose, or 21 days for a single-dose vaccine, prior to departure. Travellers under the age of 18 are exempt from this requirement. Norway will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here.

    Travellers to Norway aged 16 and over must complete an online Registration Form within 72 hours prior to arrival; the form can be accessed here. Travellers under the age of 16 are exempt.

    NB Norway has introduced compulsory lateral flow testing for all travellers on arrival at a test centre at the airport; if the result is positive, a PCR test must be taken within 24 hours. This additional measure will be reviewed mid-December. Further information can be found here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).


  • Mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores are not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays.

    Portugal – Mainland
    All travellers from the UK to mainland Portugal aged 12 and over must present either proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of recovery from Covid-19. The test can either be a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure, or an antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to departure; NB the test must be laboratory-certified; self-administered tests which are verified online or by video call are not accepted. Portugal accepts the NHS Pass or Letter as proof of recovery (only available for people aged 16 and over), details can be found here. Children under 12 travelling with an adult are exempt from these requirements.

    All travellers to mainland Portugal must complete an online Passenger Locator Card prior to arrival; the form can be accessed here. All passengers travelling to Portugal will be subject to health screening on arrival.

    Portugal – Madeira
    Travellers to Madeira do not need to undertake pre-departure Covid-19 testing if they have been fully vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 180 days; for further details please see here. Madeira will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16.

    Travellers to Madeira who have not been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 are permitted to provide proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to departure. Results should be uploaded to the traveller questionnaire (see below). If you have not uploaded your COVID-19 test certificate, you will be asked to show it on arrival.

    Children under 12 travelling with an adult are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements.

    All travellers to Madeira aged 12 and over must complete an online traveller questionnaire which should be submitted 12-48hrs prior to boarding; the form can be found here.

    Portugal – the Azores
    Travellers to the Azores from the UK must undertake a Covid-19 test, and provide a negative result. It can be a PCR test undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure, or a verified rapid antigen test undertaken within 48 hours prior to departure. Once the negative result is received you must complete and submit an online traveller questionnaire prior to departure; the form can be found here. Children under 13 travelling with an adult are exempt from the testing requirement.

    All travellers to Portugal must complete an online Passenger Locator Card prior to arrival; the form can be accessed here. All passengers travelling to Portugal will be subject to health screening on arrival.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Slovenia is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Slovenia.

    Travellers must provide either proof of either a negative Covid test, a certificate of vaccination, or proof of recovery from Covid. Tests can either be a PCR taken within 48 hours prior to entry, or a rapid antigen taken within 24 hours prior to entry. People over the age of 18 providing proof of vaccination must include proof of a booster if the second dose (or single dose, in the case of Johnson & Johnson) was administered more than 270 days before entry. NB Slovenia will not accept AstraZeneca as a booster (but it is accepted for the initial course of vaccination). Further details regarding test requirements, proof of vaccination and proof of recovery can be found here. Slovenia will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. NB the NHS Pass does not currently give a certificate of recovery for anyone under 16.

    Travellers to Slovenia must also complete the European Digital Passenger Locator Form, 24 hours before arrival. The form can be found here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Spain (including the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands) is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Spain.

    All travellers to Spain from the UK must present proof of vaccination on entry. Spain will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. From February 1st, if your final dose of the main vaccination course was more than 270 days prior to arrival, you must also show proof of a booster jab.

    Before travel to Spain, all travellers must also complete and sign an online Health Control Form here no more than 48 hours prior to travel, declaring any known history of exposure to COVID-19 and giving contact details. Anyone who has not completed this form electronically may submit it in paper format prior to boarding.

    Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination, but must still complete the Health Control Form.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Sweden is not currently on the Red list of countries, and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Sweden.

    Travellers from the UK must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival, with a vaccine approved by the EMA. Sweden will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here. Children under the age of 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated adult are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).

  • Switzerland is not currently on the Red list of countries and we are therefore pleased to say that we are operating our holidays in Switzerland.

    Arrivals from the UK must present proof of full Covid-19 vaccination. Switzerland will accept the NHS Covid Pass or Letter, details can be found here; NB a screenshot or photo of the vaccination record is not accepted.

    Anyone under the age of 18 who has not been vaccinated and is travelling with an adult who has been fully vaccinated is permitted to enter Switzerland; those aged 16 and 17 are still required to present proof of a negative PCR Covid test taken within 72 hours prior to departure, while those under 16 are exempt from this.

    NB anyone aged 16 or 17 and unvaccinated will also need to provide proof of a negative test result in order to access indoor venues such as restaurants, bars and museums; a PCR test result is valid for 72 hours, and a rapid antigen result is valid for 48 hours.

    Further details can be found here and here.

    All arrivals from the UK must also complete an online form before entering Switzerland; the form is available here.

    It is also important that you read our UK Arrivals information above for details of requirements for returning to the UK after your holiday (if applicable).
 

A layperson’s guide to Covid tests

PCR Test: a very accurate test and currently the most widely available lab-based test, which looks for the genetic material of the coronavirus. If a country stipulates a ‘negative PCR result’ as a condition for entry (as opposed to a ‘negative test result’), you must take a PCR test and no other type. It involves swabbing the inside of the nose and/or throat* and then sending the swabs off to a laboratory.
 
TMA Test: TMA tests have similarities to PCR tests – a nasal swab is taken, and the sample is analysed in a laboratory – but the methodology for analysis is different (and quicker). However, TMA tests are not that commonly available in the UK.
 
LAMP Test: again, ‘LAMP’ refers to the method by which the sample is tested in the laboratory for the genetic material of the coronavirus; the sample itself can be a swab from the nose/throat*, or a small amount of saliva (in which case you spit into a tube). The methodology provides quicker results than PCR tests, but LAMP tests are, as yet, not so widely used.
 
(Rapid) Antigen Test / (Rapid) Lateral Flow Test: a ‘lateral flow test’ is a generic term covering a wide range of diagnostic tests that look for the presence of a certain element. One of the best-known lateral flow tests is the home pregnancy kit; it looks for a certain hormone produced during pregnancy. In the context of Covid-19, lateral flow tests look for the proteins (antigens) that surround the virus. So, when it comes to Covid-19 testing, ‘(rapid) lateral flow test’ and ‘(rapid) antigen test’ are one and the same thing. It delivers results in a matter of minutes, without the need for laboratory processing. As with most other Covid-19 tests, it involves swabbing the nostrils and/or throat*.
 
*If it’s a long time since you last studied human biology, you should Google where your tonsils are before taking a test. They are not the dangly bit at the back of your mouth!
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