From Sunday 9th January 2022, before travelling to England passengers who are fully vaccinated and those aged under-18, no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test. Passengers must still book and pay for a Covid-19 test, to be taken any time after arriving and before the end of day 2, however this can now be either a lateral flow test or a PCR test, but this test must be bought from a private test provider - free NHS tests are not allowed for travellers.
Unvaccinated passengers will need to continue to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests on day two and day eight, and self-isolate for 10 days.
In addition, all passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
See here for further information.
Here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we want to make taking a test and receiving your results as seamless as possible, so we have partnered with local, Knowsley-based company TAG to provide convenient and efficient COVID-19 lateral flow and PCR tests for passengers who require them. TAG are now based in the terminal, enabling passengers to take their Covid-19 test immediately after arriving, with results available quickly, to minimise time in self isolation.
There may also be testing requirements when arriving back in England, that are determined by the destination, or destinations, you have been travelling from. Please consult official UK Government COVID-19 travel advice to determine the current classification of the country from which you are arriving.
Many destinations also require passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. The type of test required for the fit to fly certificate can vary depending on the destination, with many countries requiring you to have taken a test 48-72 hours before arrival. See here for advice about travelling abroad and the entry requirements of different countries.
TAG work with clinical operator Salutaris, who will operate the testing site on our premises, using Source Bioscience as a testing partner. Source Bioscience provide the lab processing and hold all relevant CE certifications and are ISO:15189 accredited.
Why use TAG testing at Liverpool Airport?
- Day 2 Lateral Flow, PCR and Fit to Fly tests available on site
- Pre-departure Lateral Flow - Rapid Antigen available
- Processed by qualified technician for accurate results
- Approved Fit-to-Fly certification
- Day 8 testing (required for passengers who have not been fully vaccinated)
- Test to release Day 5 available
- Responsive customer service to ever-changing market needs
Please note: Do not use the airport travel testing facility if you suspect you have COVID-19. If this is the case, you must use NHS testing facilities.
Do not confuse the TAG airport travel testing facility with the NHS drive-through testing facility, which is located on airport grounds.
Travellers must not use NHS facilities for travel-related purposes.