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COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Tests you may need travelling to and from resort

Updated 17th March 2022

COVID testing has now become the norm in the world of travel and to help you navigate through the requirements, we’ve put together the below guidance for you on what tests you may require when travelling to resort and returning home.

Travelling to resort from the UK

Many destinations now require a COVID test to be completed prior to travelling. 

Our Personal Travel Planners will carry out a call with you around 14 days before your holiday to discuss the most up to date requirements specific to your holiday destination allowing you and us enough time to carry out the necessary tests. In addition this information will also be clearly highlighted on your departure documents, specifying the time before travel that the test must be conducted and any requirements for children as well as adults. Some destinations will allow entry using a rapid antigen test. Please ensure you review the entry requirements prior to booking any test on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice . The government has also launched an online tool which allows you to review the full step-by-step requirements for your destination. This can be accessed on https://www.gov.uk/check-travel-during-coronavirus

Your Personal Travel Planner will be available to answer any queries on testing requirements on individual destinations up to the time you travel and whilst you are on holiday.

The below are independent companies who provide pre-travel testing services.  We have provided information about these should you wish to use their services.  Please ensure you verify with your chosen supplier (whether the below or otherwise) that the test will satisfy the requirements for the destination you are travelling to and that the supplier can comply with the strict timescales you will have to adhere to.  Sovereign Luxury Travel cannot be held responsible for any third party suppliers’ delay or otherwise failure to provide a suitable test result. 

The Government have also an approved private clinic list which can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing

Please note that NHS PCR or antigen tests cannot be used for travel purposes

A number of destinations will allow those who have received both COVID Vaccinations / a booster vaccine prior to travelling, to be exempt from any pre travel testing requirements. Your Personal Travel Planner will be able to update you on if your destination is allowing this. Further information on how you can demonstrate your vaccine status is available here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad 

Available COVID-19 Tests - before you leave UK


Test type

Sovereign customer price

Normal price

Discount Code

How to redeem

Express Test  (www.expresstest.co.uk)

Clinic / Drive Through PCR

Clinic / Drive Through Lateral Flow / Antigen


From £33


From £35

SOVEREIGN21 Visit: http://www.expresstest.co.uk/?utm_source=sovereign&utm_medium=Partner&utm_campaign=sovereign21

Please note antigen testing costs vary by test centre. 

Randox - Home Test


Lateral Flow /Antigen






Visit: https://covid.randox.com/pre-departure/

Randox - Airport & Clinic testing

Next day PCR by 23:59.

12 hr PCR

3 hr PCR








Airport testing is available at East Midlands, London Stansted, London Heathrow & Manchester. A clinic is also available in Liverpool City Centre, London Waterloo Station & London Kensington High Street.

Visit: https://fly.randox.com/

Home PCR
Clinic PCR

Visit: https://screen4.org/citalia-sovereign-covid19-services/

Discounted testing packages are also available for families. Further information is available on the Screen4 webpage or contact their customer services team on 01226 730052


Please visit each supplier's website for details of what's included as part of your purchase.

Demonstrating your COVID vaccine status for travel

To allow travellers to demonstrate their vaccine status, the government has put a useful page together detailing how travellers can show they have had both vaccines (for countries allowing the vaccinated to be exempt from entry testing). https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad . Please Note - Your name on your vaccination record must match your name on your passport. If you need to change your name on your vaccine pass, please contact your GP.

For residents of England there are two methods:

  1. Download the NHS App (Not the NHS-Covid19) where there is a new section “Check your Vaccination Status”.
  2. A letter version for those without a smartphone can be requested by calling 119 (free of charge). This route may take around 7 days for a letter to arrive, and will show the dates all vaccines were administered.

For residents of Wales:

  • Please call 0300 303 5667 to request a vaccination certificate. Please note it can take up to 10 working days to receive your certificate. 

For residents of Scotland there are two methods:

  1. You can view and print your vaccination status online: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status 
  2. A letter version can also be requested by calling the COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. Records will be sent via first class post, however do ensure you leave sufficient time for this to arrive pre-travel.

For children aged 12-15: 

Returning to the UK

From 4am - 18th March 2022

All measures to return to the UK have now been removed. You will not be required to complete a passenger locator form, or have any testing booked; regardless of your vaccination status. 

If You're Returning to Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales:

Please visit the below webpages as certain requirements for testing upon your return may differ.


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