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COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Tests you may need travelling to and from resort

With COVID testing becoming the norm in the world of travel, we’ve put together the below guidance for you on what tests you may require when travelling to resort and returning home:

Travelling to resort

Many destinations now require a COVID PCR test to be completed pre travel. The length required before travelling to take the test does vary by destination.
Our Trusted Advisors will carry out a call with you around 14 days before your holiday to discuss the most up to date requirements specific to your holiday destination allowing you and us enough time to carry out the necessary tests. In addition this information will also be clearly highlighted on your departure documents, specifying the time before travel that the test must be conducted and any requirements for children as well as adults. Some destinations may now allow you to enter using a rapid antigen test. Your Trusted Advisor will confirm with you what test you need prior to travelling. 

Your Trusted Advisor will be available to answer any queries on testing requirements on individual destinations up to the time you travel and whilst you are on holiday.

The below are four independent companies who provide pre-travel testing services.  We have provided information about these should you wish to use their services.  Please ensure you verify with your chosen supplier (whether the below or otherwise) that the test will satisfy the requirements for the destination you are travelling to and that the supplier can comply with the strict timescales you will have to adhere to.  Citalia cannot be held responsible for any third party suppliers’ delay or otherwise failure to provide a suitable test result. 

The Government have also an approved private clinic list - here.

Please note that NHS PCR & Antigen tests cannot be used for travel purposes

A number of destinations will allow those who have received both COVID Vaccinations prior to travelling, to be exempt from any pre travel testing requirements. Your trusted advisor will be able to update you on if your destination is allowing this. Further information on how you can demonstrate your vaccine status is available herehttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad 

Available COVID-19 Tests - Before you travel from UK

 

Test type

Citalia customer price

Normal price

How to redeem

Nomad Travel
(www.nomadtravel.co.uk)
Home PCR (+ video consultation) or clinic £175

£195

Head to www.nomadtravel.co.uk/Citalia for more information

Any questions about Nomad’s services, email: [email protected]

 Express Test (www.expresstest.co.uk) Clinic / Drive Through PCR  £57 £60 Visit: 

Please note antigen testing costs vary by test centre.

The discount code is:CITALIA21

Clinic / Drive Through Antigen From £33 From £35

Screen4
(www.screen4.org)

Home PCR
Clinic PCR

£60
£85

 

Visit: https://screen4.org/citalia-sovereign-covid19-services/

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

Discounted testing packages are also available for families. Further information is available on the Screen4 webpage or contact their customer services team on 01226 730052

Qured
(www.qured.com)

Home PCR

Home Antigen

£67.50

£35.10

£75

£39

For all COVID-19 related tests, please visit:

https://qured.com?utm_campaign=Citalia&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=Citali

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point. Your Trusted Advisercan advise which test is required for your destination.

The discount code is: CITALIATFT

Randox
(www.randoxhealth.com)
HomePCR £43 £48

Call us here at Citalia and we'll provide you with a discount code.

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

Please visit each supplier's website for details of what's included as part of your purchase.

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Where can I travel to safely?  

Although the travel ban was lifted on 17 May, a traffic light system is now in place. Below is a breakdown of the traffic light requirements that are in place. Italy is currently on the 'Amber' list.

Green:

  • Take a COVID test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK and one PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England/Wales
  • No quarantine needed unless a positive test result Test packages must be booked and paid for before travelling
  • Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK

Amber:

  • Take a COVID test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
  • Self-isolate at home for ten days on arrival in England or Wales and PCR test on day two and eight (reduced to day five by paying for an extra test on that day)
  • Test packages must be booked and paid for before travelling
    Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK
  • From 19th July 2021 - All arrivals in to the UK aged 18+ who are fully vaccinated (14 days or more prior to arrival) will only be required to take the test in resort and one test on day two of their return without the need to self-isolate.
  • Children under 18 will follow the process of their accompanying adults regarding any self-isolation and testing requirements.

Red:

  • Take a COVID test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
  • Quarantine in a hotel for ten days on arrival PCR test required on day two and eight of quarantine
  • Quarantine package must be booked and paid for before travelling
  • Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travelling back to the UK

Demonstrating your COVID vaccine status for travel

To allow travellers to demonstrate their vaccine status, the government has put a useful page together detailing how travellers can show they have had both vaccines (for countries allowing the vaccinated to be exempt from entry testing). https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

For residents of England there are two methods:

  1. Download the NHS App (Not the NHS-Covid19) where there is a new section “Check your Vaccination Status”.
  2. A letter version for those without a smartphone can be requested by calling 119 (free of charge). This route may take around 7 days for a letter to arrive, and will show the dates both vaccines were administered.

For residents of Wales:

  • Please call 0300 303 5667 to request a vaccination certificate. Please note it can take up to 10 working days to receive your certificate. 

For residents of Scotland there are two methods:

  1. You can view and print your vaccination status online: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/after-your-vaccine/get-a-record-of-your-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-status 
  2. A letter version can also be requested by calling the COVID-19 Status Helpline on 0808 196 8565. Records will be sent via first class post, however do ensure you leave sufficient time for this to arrive pre-travel.

Returning to the UK

All passengers arriving into the UK are now required to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to starting your journey home. Proof of testing will be checked at your departure airport. We are working hard with our local ground handlers and accommodation providers to ensure we have the most up to date information on where these tests will be available to you before you return from your holiday. Your Trusted Adviser will be able to provide this information to you prior to travel.

A passenger locator form (PLF) must be completed by all passengers arriving into the UK aged over 18. This form can be submitted anytime within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival in to the UK and is completed on the following web page https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

All passengers arriving back from a Green list country must take a PCR test on the 2nd day been back in the UK. Testing must be booked via a government approved supplier. If you're returning from a country on the Amber list, you must take a test on day 2 & day 8. Customers returning from an Amber country do have the option to take a test on day 5 to end their isolation early (known as Test to Release).

The testing partners below do offer preferential rates to Citalia customers. Further information can be found on each of the suppliers websites. The full list of government approved suppliers is available here: https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/amber. We strongly recommend booking all of your required tests prior to returning back to the UK to avoid any delays.

If You're Returning to Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales:

Please visit the below webpages as certain requirements for testing upon your return may differ.

Available COVID-19 PCR Tests - Returning to UK

 

Test type

Citalia customer price

Normal price

How to redeem

Nomad Travel
(www.nomadtravel.co.uk)
Day 2 Self Test £73.50

£90

Head to www.nomadtravel.co.uk/Citalia for more information

Any questions about Nomad’s services, email: [email protected]

Day 2 & 8 Self Test £147.50

£180

Express Test (www.expresstest.co.uk) Green Arrival Clinic Day 2 £95 £99 Visit: 

The discount code is:CITALIA21

You can take the two amber tests at different clinics.

Amber Arrivals Clinic Day 2 & 8 £124 £129

Screen4
(www.screen4.org)

Pre Travel & Day 2 Self Test

£99

Visit: https://screen4.org/citalia-sovereign-covid19-services/

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

Discounted testing packages are also available for families. Further information is available on the Screen4 webpage or contact their customer services team on 01226 730052

Pre Travel & Day 2 Clinic Test £155  
Test to Release (Clinic Only) £85   
Day 2 Self Test £60.00  

Day 2 & 8 Self Test

£120.00

£210

Qured
(www.qured.com)

Day 2 Self Test

£67.50

£75

For all COVID-19 related tests, please visit: 

https://qured.com?utm_campaign=Citalia&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=Citalia

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point

The discount code is: CITALIATFT

Day 2 & 8 Self Test

£135

£150

Test to Release Day 5 Self Test

£67.50

£75

Randox
(www.randoxhealth.com)
Day 2 Self Test £43 £48

Call us here at Citalia and we'll provide you with a discount code.

Your travel information and consent will be required at this point.

Green Pack - Pre Travel & Day 2 PCR £86 £96
Day 2 & 8 Self Test £86 £96
Fulyl Vaccinated Amber Travel Pack (Pre Travel & Day 2 PCR) £86 £96
Amber Pack - Pre Travel, Day 2 & Day 8 PCR £129 £144
Test to Release Day 5 Self Test £43 £48

Please visit each supplier's website for details of what's included as part of your purchase.

 

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