Arrivals COVID-19 Testing

Book the right test for your trip

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.

1. Where are you arriving from?

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. 

The UK government’s traffic light system has classified all countries as either green, amber or red. The colour classification of your travel destination dictates what you must do when you return.  

If you are unsure which test you require, or the colour classification of the country you’re arriving from, 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.

Regardless of the classification, before travel to England you must take a COVID-19 test in your country of departure and get a negative result during the 3 days before travel.

Make sure that your chosen 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.

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Green list country

I am arriving from a 'Green' country

On your arrival into England, you must take a RT PCR test on or before day 2 of your return. You do not need to quarantine or take any further tests if your test is negative.

Please note, you must book a Green Arrival RT PCR test, not a standard RT PCR test as they are different.

2. Which test type do you need?

Please choose your test type

If you are unsure which test you require, or the colour classification of the country you’re arriving from, please consult the UK Government’s 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.

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Green Arrival (day 2) package

The Green Arrival package comprises 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. 

Currently available:

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

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

3. 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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.

4. 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.

Long Stay 1

East Midlands Airport

38 Vanguard Rd

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TL

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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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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

East Midlands Airport Administration Building

Building 34

Ambassador Rd

Castle Donington

Derby

DE74 2TL

Show Map

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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ;

4. Where to have the tests done

Randox offers drive through testing. Please select 'drive through testing' above.

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.

JetParks 2

East Midlands Airport

A453

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TR

Show Map



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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ;

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

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Amber list country

I am returning from an ‘Amber’ country


Under 18s and those that have had both UK NHS vaccinations (with the final vaccination being 14 days prior), will not have to quarantine and will only have to take an RT PCR test on or before day 2 of their return. Children of ages four and under will be exempt from testing.*

This does not apply if you are arriving from France.

If you are not in either group listed above or you are arriving from France, you will still have to quarantine upon arrival in England for 10 days, as well as take a RT PCR test on or before day 2 and day 8 of your return.

You may also opt into the Government’s Test to Release scheme and purchase an additional day 5 test, which will allow you to leave quarantine early if you receive a negative result.

Please note, you must book an Amber RT PCR test, not a standard RT PCR test as they are different.

*From 04.00am Monday 2 August this will also include those who have had both doses of a US or EU approved COVID-19 vaccine.

2. Which test type do you need?

Please choose your test type from the options above. 

If you are unsure which test you require, or the colour classification of the country you’re arriving from, please consult the UK Government’s 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.

PCR Test Icon

Amber Arrival (day 2) package

The Amber Arrival (day 2) package comprises 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. 

Currently available:

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

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

3. 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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.

4. 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.

Long Stay 1

East Midlands Airport

38 Vanguard Rd

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TL

Show Map


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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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

East Midlands Airport Administration Building

Building 34

Ambassador Rd

Castle Donington

Derby

DE74 2TL

Show Map

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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ;

4. Where to have the tests done

Randox offers drive through testing. Please select 'drive through testing' above.

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.

JetParks 2

East Midlands Airport

A453

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TR

Show Map



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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ;

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

PCR Test Icon

Amber Arrival (day 2 and day 8) package

The Amber Arrival package comprises two RT PCR (Reverse-Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests, one on 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. 

Currently available:

Amber Arrival (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.

Amber Arrival (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.

3. 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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.

4. 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.

Long Stay 1

East Midlands Airport

38 Vanguard Rd

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TL

Show Map


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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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

East Midlands Airport Administration Building

Building 34

Ambassador Rd

Castle Donington

Derby

DE74 2TL

Show Map

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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8

4. Where to have the tests done

Randox offers drive through testing. Please select 'drive through testing' above.

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.

JetParks 2

East Midlands Airport

A453

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TR

Show Map



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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day2 ; family-day8

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

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Test to Release

Currently available:

Test to Release – a RT LAMP test to be taken on day 5 of quarantine. Upon a negative result, quarantine can be ended early. Results the same day for tests taken before 16:00.

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.

3. 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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.

4. 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.

Long Stay 1

East Midlands Airport

38 Vanguard Rd

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TL

Show Map


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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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

East Midlands Airport Administration Building

Building 34

Ambassador Rd

Castle Donington

Derby

DE74 2TL

Show Map

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, or if paying onsite, please quote the following: EMATEST.


*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day5 ;

4. Where to have the tests done

Randox offers drive through testing. Please select 'drive through testing' above.

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.

JetParks 2

East Midlands Airport

A453

Castle Donington

Derby 

DE74 2TR

Show Map



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 by entering the appropriate product code at checkout, or if paying onsite, please quote: family-day5 ;

*By clicking a booking link on this page, you are leaving the East Midlands 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. East Midlands Airport is not currently taking passengers from red list countries or offering a quarantine package. Use the Gov.uk booking portal to book your quarantine hotel package.