Arrivals COVID-19 Testing

Book the right test for your trip

In response to the UK Government announcement on Friday 15 September around COVID-19 travel testing, we have reviewed our testing options for tests taken after Sunday 24 October.

The testing package you must book for your arrival into England from abroad depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive. Please carefully read the instructions below to decide which test type you need, and consult the UK Government COVID-19 travel advice to determine the current classification of the country from which you are arriving.

Our test providers use medical practitioners to take your sample, reducing the likelihood of an inconclusive result or the risk that tests are delayed in the post.

Please do not use the airport testing facility if you suspect you may have COVID-19. If this is the case, you must use NHS testing facilities.

Travellers must not use NHS testing facilities for travel related purposes.

Do not confuse the airport travel testing facility with the NHS drive through testing facility also located on airport grounds.

1. Where are you travelling from?

From Monday 4th October, passengers who are travelling from non-red countries and are fully vaccinated under an eligible vaccination scheme will not have to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test in their country of departure before travelling to England from Monday 4th October. On arrival into the UK passengers will be required to take a day 2 PCR test. We are aware of the upcoming government change from a PCR day 2 test to a lateral flow test and will update this page once more information is available. In the meantime, please do not book a departures Antigen test as this is not an arrivals test.

Unvaccinated passengers from non-red countries will continue to require pre-departure tests, as well as day 2 and day 8 PCR tests, and Test to Release remains an option to reduce the 10-day self-isolation period.

From Sunday 24th October, the Day 2 PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers will be replaced with the Day 2 Rapid Antigen (lateral flow) Test.

If you are unsure on the classification of the country you’re arriving from, eligible vaccination schemes, or the test which you require, please consult the UK Government COVID-19 travel advice. Countries and territories can be moved between lists at short notice, so please monitor Gov.uk for information on which list your country is on.

Make sure that your chosen testing provider is on the UK Government’s approved provider list.

You must also fill in a passenger locator form for travel to the UK. Your form must include your test booking reference number.

I am arriving from a country that is not on the 'red' list

Select this option if the country you are travelling from is not on the UK Government's 'red' list. Please see the red list here.

2. Have you been vaccinated?

Please select the correct vaccination status:

Fully vaccinated - You have received both COVID-19 vaccinations over 14 days ago, under an approved vaccination programme or relevant public health body.

Unvaccinated - You have had one or neither COVID-19 vaccinations, or you have had both but the last one was less than 14 days ago

See the UK government guidance on vaccinations here.

I am fully vaccinated

You have received both COVID-19 vaccinations over 14 days ago, under an approved vaccination programme or relevant public health body.

3. Which test type do you need?

Please select the Day 2 option

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Day 2 PCR Test (before 24 Oct)

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Day 2 Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) Test (from 24 Oct)

Before Sunday 24 October

The Day 2 test currently comprises of one RT PCR (Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, one of the most common forms of COVID-19 testing, during which a sample is taken by swab. 

Day 2 test - a RT PCR test to be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival into England. Results the next day.

Day 2 test - a RT PCR test to be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival into England. Results within 48 hours.



From Sunday 24 October

The Day 2 PCR test will be replaced by the Day 2 Rapid Antigen (lateral flow) test.

Day 2 test - a Rapid Antigen (lateral flow) test* to be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival into England. Results within an hour.


*Travellers must not use NHS lateral flow tests for travel related purposes.

4. Our test providers

Please select the test provider from the options above.

Both of our test providers offer a range of testing products, however price and the time taken to receive tests results may vary by product and test provider.

Please take a look at both providers to make sure you are familiar with all of the testing options available to you.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options. 

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones T&P

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

Walk Through Testing Centre

Arrivals

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1RW

Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.


Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2.

5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options.

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones R&X

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

If arriving by car, please stay in Short Stay Blue (parking fees apply).

Short Stay Yellow

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1PP


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

I am unvaccinated/partially vaccinated

You are have had one or neither COVID-19 vaccinations, or you have had both but the last one was less than 14 days ago

3. Which test type do you need?

Please choose your test type from the options above. 

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Day 2 and day 8 package

The Day 2 and day 8 package comprises two RT PCR (Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests, one on or before day 2 and one on day 8. The RT PCR test is one of the most common forms of COVID-19 testing, during which a sample is taken by swab.


Day 2 and 8 package a RT PCR test to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your return. Results the next day for each test.

Day 2 and 8 package a RT PCR test to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your return. Results within 48 hours of each test.

4. Our test providers

Please select the test provider from the options above.

Both of our test providers offer a range of testing products, however price and the time taken to receive tests results may vary by product and test provider.

Please take a look at both providers to make sure you are familiar with all of the testing options available to you.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options. 

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones T&P

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

Walk Through Testing Centre

Arrivals

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1RW

Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.


Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2.

5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options.

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones R&X

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

If arriving by car, please stay in Short Stay Blue (parking fees apply).

Short Stay Yellow

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1PP


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

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Test to Release



Test to Release – a RT PCR test to be taken on day 5 of quarantine. Upon a negative result, quarantine can be ended early. Results in 48 hours.

Test to Release – a RT PCR test to be taken on day 5 of quarantine. Upon a negative result, quarantine can be ended early. Results the next day.

4. Our test providers

Please select the test provider from the options above.

Both of our test providers offer a range of testing products, however price and the time taken to receive tests results may vary by product and test provider.

Please take a look at both providers to make sure you are familiar with all of the testing options available to you.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options. 

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones T&P

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

Walk Through Testing Centre

Arrivals

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1RW

Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.


Please enter the following code at checkout to unlock the displayed prices: STNTEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day5.

5. Where to have the tests done

We offer both drive through and walk through testing options.

Please select the most suitable option.

Drive through COVID-19 travel testing is available at:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

When using a drive through testing centre, remember that you must attend your appointment in a vehicle.

Jet Parks Zones R&X

London Stansted Airport

Bury Lodge Lane

CM24 8QE


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

Walk through testing is available at the site listed below:

Opening hours: 07:00-19:00

If arriving by car, please stay in Short Stay Blue (parking fees apply).

Short Stay Yellow

London Stansted Airport

Terminal Road North

CM24 1PP


Do not eat or drink for half an hour before your test as it may affect the result.

If travelling in a group of 3 or more you can receive a 10% discount on the price above for the same three products by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8.

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the London Stansted Airport website and making a booking with a third party partner.

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Red list country

I am returning from a ‘Red’ country

You must book a quarantine hotel package for your arrival into England, which includes two COVID-19 tests. Manchester Airport is not currently accepting passengers from red list countries or offering a quarantine package. Use the Gov.uk booking portal to book your quarantine hotel package.