Covid-19 Travel Hub

Looking for advice on the new requirements for testing and restrictions whilst on holiday? Please find a handy guide below with help and tips on how to find the cheapest Covid-19 tests. The below information was collated on 10/08/2021 and is intended as a guide only. You must refer to the FCO website for full and final details for your destination. The information provided assumes the departure/arrival airport is based in England and the traveler is fully vaccinated. Rules may differ in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Where can I find the most up to date Covid travel information for my destination?

Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Website for your country of travel. This will provide up to the minute information for your destination, along with the current entry requirements for the country. It is vitally important the entry requirements are read and understood. Handy links can be found below:

Information on local restrictions and social distancing can be found on the relevant tourist board websites as below. We strongly recommend you visit the relevant website for your destination to ensure you are up to date with any restrictions and local rules (such as Mask Wearing / Nightlife curfews (if any)  / Capacity Restrictions).

Do I need a test to before flying to my destination?

If applicable, you may need to pre-book a covid-19 test in order to gain entry to your chosen destination. The below table shows the requirements for the main destinations, valid as of 10/08/2021. The below data assumes the departure country is England and the passenger is fully vaccinated (14+ days after your second vaccination). Please check the requirements on the FCO website if you are not currently fully vaccinated.

Destination Test Required Before Entry? Test Type Accepted
Belgium* Yes PCR
Bulgaria* Yes PCR
Cyprus No N/A
France No N/A
Morocco No N/A
Portugal (Mainland) Yes PCR or Antigen (Lateral Flow)
Spain (Mainland) No N/A
Spain (Mallorca) No N/A
Spain (Canary Islands) No N/A
Turkey** Yes PCR

* Belgium and Bulgaria are not currently allowing UK citizens entry for leisure travel

**Turkey is currently on the UK Red List – leisure travel is prohibited

Pre-Travel tests (for entry into your holiday destination) can be booked through a number of different private operators.

Do I need to take a test before returning home?

For return to England, two tests are currently required. An Antigen (Lateral Flow Test) must be taken no more than 72 hours before your flight home (in destination/resort) . You must also book a PCR test, in advance of travel, to be ready to be taken on day 2 of your return home. You must have the booking number for your day 2 PCR test handy to add this information to your Passenger Locator Form.

You can pre-book your Antigen (Lateral Flow Test), required for entry back into England before you travel. There are a number of ways this can be done. Most European airports offer this testing service at their terminals, and can be pre-booked to be taken a few hours before your flight home (results are usually provided with the hour). The cost for this is approx 25-30 euro, depending on the airport. Alternatively, some larger hotels offer a testing service in-house. This can be subject to change and availability at the hotel however. Some local pharmacies/medical centres can also offer the Antigen testing for a small fee, usually around 25-30 euro. The final option, and perhaps the most convenient, is to pre-purchase a test from a UK Supplier before departure and take this with you. You can then perform the test whilst on holiday, in your own time, and submit the result via a photo to the testing firm. They will then issue a negative test certificate (assuming the result is negative) accepted by most major airlines.

The above testing requirements and information, again assumes you are fully vaccinated, and arriving in England from a Green or Amber list destination. If you are not fully vaccinated then please double check the current requirements on the FCO website.

Where Can I Book/Order A Test?

Generally you will find your airline offers discount codes for a number of testing suppliers. We would highly recommend checking on their website for the best available rates.

A collection of suppliers and example prices can be found below. Please note these are provided as a guide only, Glencor Golf Holidays Ltd have no connection to the third party operators and accept no responsibility for their services.

Outbound Test (for destinations requiring a test to allow entry)

Supplier Type Of Test Price
Randox PCR £43
Breathe Assured Antigen (with Video Consultation) £45
Chronomics Antigen (Self Administer) £28
C19 Testing Antigen (Self Administer) £29
Eurofins PCR £45
Flysurance Anitgen (Self Adminsiter) £32

A number of UK Airports also offer pre-travel tests for convenience.

Inbound Antigen Test (to be taken a maximum of 72 hours before your flight home)

Supplier Type Of Test Price
Breathe Assured Antigen (with Video Consultation) £45
Chronomics Antigen (Self Administer) £28
C19 Testing Antigen (Self Administer) £29
Flysurance Antigen (Self Administer) £32
Qured Antigen (with Video Consultation) £39

You can also pre-book the Antigen test to be taken at most major European airports. Please visit the relevant airport website to pre-book, tests can be turned around in approx 45 mins.

Day 2 PCR Test (required for fully-vaccinated travelers returning from Green/Amber destinations)

Supplier Type Of Test Price
Randox PCR @ Home £43
Nationwide Pathology PCR @ Home £65
Eurofins PCR (Drive through centre in Livingston or Warrington) £20
Eurofins PCR @ Home £55

Your Day 2 Test must be pre-booked before you commence your holiday as the booking reference number is required for the Passenger Locator Form.

How do I prove my vaccination status?

For fully vaccinated clients based in England, please visit the NHS Website, or download the NHS app. Once logged in, a QR Code for travel can be generated as proof of your vaccination status.

Do I need to fill in extra forms before departure (Outbound)?

Most destinations require you to complete a brief form before you are granted entry. These generally must be completed approx 48 hours before you board your flight, you may be denied boarding if you have not completed the relevant forms. Please visit the FCO website and search for your arrival country for the most up to date entry requirements and links to the relevant forms.

Do I need to fill in extra forms before departure (Coming Home)?

A Passenger Locator Form must be completed in the website, no more than 48 hours before your flight home. You will need your booking reference for your Day 2 PCR test to hand to enter this information on the form as proof of your pre-booked test.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

We highly recommend adequate travel insurance is pre-purchased prior to departure, with full Covid Cover. A number of policies now offer cover for eventualities such as being unable to travel due to testing positive, or additional travel costs if forced to quarantine locally.

Please note the above information is intended as a guide only. Glencor Golf Holidays Ltd accept no responsibility for any financial loss due to incorrect/out of date information or the performance of any third party company linked to from this page. The information is provided as a guide for travel to/from England for Fully Vaccinated clients. For full and final information please visit the FCO website in good time prior to travel in order to familiarise yourself with the requirements. Your airline will also be on hand to provide further information as the provider of your travel arrangements.