Find out which countries are currently accepting 'Fit to Fly' Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) Tests for entry (provided all other conditions are met) from the UK in this blog.
While most international travel destinations require a negative PCR test in order to travel abroad, some countries are accepting a negative Rapid Antigen Test for entry into the country - providing all other conditions and stipulations are met. Some of the destinations below, for example, are not currently accepting travellers from the UK unless they are residents of the destination country or they have a work related or emergency reason.
Please note: while we endeavour to keep our travel advice updated at all times, the rapidly changing situation means entry requirements can change very quickly. If your destination of choice is listed below, please click to follow the link to the Gov.uk website in order to check the testing requirements have not changed, and to find out which other criteria must apply for you to be allowed entry (e.g. evidence of permanent residency, proof of exceptional permission to travel etc.).
Below is a list of countries currently allowing Rapid Test results to enter the country from the UK (provided all other conditions are met):
- Cape Verde
- Czech Republic
- United States
Can I Use an NHS Rapid Antigen Test to Travel to the USA, and other destinations?
No, free NHS Rapid Tests cannot be used for international travel. You should book a Private Rapid Antigen Test in order to get a 'Fit to Fly Certificate'. Private Harley Street Clinic is a Government listed testing partner and offer walk-in appointments with no booking necessary. Results are available in 30 minutes.