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COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Tests you may need travelling to and from resort

With COVID testing becoming the norm in the world of travel, 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 PCR test to be completed pre travel. The length required before travelling to take the test does vary by destination.
Our Trusted Advisors 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. 

Your Trusted Advisor 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 four 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 test cannot be used for travel purposes

Available COVID-19 PCR Tests

 

Test type

Sovereign customer price

Normal price

How to redeem

Nomad Travel
(www.nomadtravel.co.uk)
Home (+ video consultation) or clinic £175

£195

Head to www.nomadtravel.co.uk/Sovereign for more information

Any questions about Nomad’s services, email: [email protected]

Screen4
(www.screen4.org)

Home
Clinic

£75
£110

£99 
£169

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

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

Or contact their customer services team on 01226 730052

Qured
(www.qured.com)
Home (self)
Home (staff visit)
See website

£95 
£130

For all COVID-19 related tests, please visit:https://patients.qured.com/login-register

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point

The discount code is: SOVEREIGNLUXURYTFT

Randox
(www.randoxhealth.com)
Home kit £65 £120

Call us here at Sovereign and we'll provide you with a discount code.

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

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

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Where can I travel to safely?  

Although the travel ban remains in place until 17 May, the traffic light system is now in place. Below is a breakdown of which categories the destinations we offer are in and what requirement will be in place.

Green

  • PCR test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK and one PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England/Wales
  • No quarantine needed unless a positive test result Test packages must be booked and paid for before travelling
  • Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK

Amber

  • PCR test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
  • Self-isolate at home for ten days on arrival in England or Wales and PCR test on day two and eight (reduced to day five by paying for an extra test on that day)
  • Test packages must be booked and paid for before travelling • Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK

Red

  • PCR test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
  • Quarantine in a hotel for ten days on arrival PCR test required on day two and eight of quarantine
  • Quarantine package must be booked and paid for before travelling
  • Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK
View 'green' destinations

Returning to the UK

All passengers arriving into the UK are currently required to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to starting your journey home. Proof of testing will be checked at your departure airport. We are working hard with our local ground handlers and accommodation providers to ensure we have the most up to date information on where these tests will be available to you before you return from your holiday. Your Trusted Adviser will be able to provide this information to you prior to travel. 

A passenger locator form (PLF) must be completed by all passengers arriving into the UK aged over 18. This form can be submitted anytime within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival in to the UK and is completed on the following web page https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

All passengers arriving into the UK are required to self-isolate at home for 10 days upon return, with additional COVID PCR tests to be completed on the 2nd and 8th day. As of Monday 15th February, this is a legal requirement. The two tests you are required to take must be booked via the online Government portal prior to returning. Please use the following link to pre-book your additional tests https://quarantinehotels.co.uk. Please note that these PCR tests must be conducted via this process and the government approved testing supplier. The testing providers listed above can also offer this service. Further information can be found by using the links listed above.

The Governments “Test to Release” scheme can still be used, allowing you to take a test on day 5 and end your self-isolation once you receive a negative result. By opting for this, you are still required to take the two mandatory tests as detailed above. Further information on “Test to Release” can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ 

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