Update Issued 22nd October 2021 (08:24am)

The Government is expected to name a list of private providers approved to carry out Lateral Flow Tests for International Arrivals later today (22nd). Official guidance to create systems and seek approval to offer these tests was only published on the evening of 21st of October. We are therefore not in a position to offer such tests at this time. We are now carrying out an exercise to validate our systems and ascertain compliance with the guidance. We expect to be able to offer Day 2 Lateral Flow tests within the next week.

We appreciate that we are receiving thousands of enquiries from customers on a daily basis regarding this service and now guidelines have been published, we are working quickly to make this offering available. At this point, we are unable to provide any further information regarding these tests. In the meantime, our PCR tests for International Arrivals remain available for sale.


Issued 14th October 2021 (09:01am)

Response to Government announcement regarding Lateral Flow Testing for International Arrivals.

On the evening of the 14th October, the Government announced that from the 24th October that Lateral Flow Tests would be acceptable for International Arrival Testing (for those fully vaccinated).

A further announcement will be provided by the Government on 22nd of October providing a list of those providers approved for providing these tests. In the meantime (and beyond), PCR tests are still acceptable for International Arrivals Testing. is currently one of the largest providers of International Arrivals Tests, with significant infrastructure already in place to deliver a first class, high capacity solution for LFT for International Arrivals. The LFT testing service for outbound departures and workplace testing will be launched on Monday 18th October with a capacity to deliver up to 50,000 tests per day - we hope to offer LFT for International Arrivals Tests as soon as possible.

As yet, prospective providers of LFT for international arrivals have not been furnished with guidelines of how the service will work or the route to approval. We are therefore not in a position to answer any questions regarding the service. We kindly ask that customers to not contact our customer service team regarding LFT for international arrivals but to periodically check this notice which will be updated accordingly as and when advice has been made available.

Thank you