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Covid Testing for international travel

With you every step to take the hassle out of your holiday


International travel is perfectly possible, just a little different. Covid-19 testing is currently a mandatory requirement to enable safe travel overseas. The UK Government has classified each country as either green, amber or red. Testing requirements vary depending on the classification of your destination. 

For the latest information on testing requirements in your destination country, please click here. Proof of your vaccination status can be obtained through the NHS App or by calling 119 in the UK.

We recognise that the testing requirements is something additional for you to consider, so to help make the process as smooth as possible for you, we’ve partnered with two Government approved testing suppliers, Chronomics and Randox. We’ve chosen these suppliers based on their customer service reviews, price and ease of use. Book your tests with either of our partners and you’ll receive a 10% exclusive discount for being a Newmarket Holidays' customer. 

To receive your discount when booking with Randox please use promo code: NEWMARKET2021 and for Chronomics you just need to click on the link below and your discount will automatically be applied on their website. 

The tests we recommend using are home tests that will be sent to you in advance. We recommend you order your tests at least 7 working days before your departure date when you receive your final travel documents from us.

You will be required to do the test yourself, under online supervision from a professional from the testing provider.

We’ve outlined the different types of tests and the supplier we recommend below:


Before travel to your destination


Some countries require proof of a negative test taken 72 hours before arrival in your holiday country, which you must take before you travel. Some countries require a simple Fit to Fly Rapid Antigen test, whilst others require a Fit to Fly PCR test. If you require a pre-departure test, we recommend the Chronomics fit to fly Rapid Antigen test or the Chronomics Fit to Fly PCR test. Please check which one you require carefully before ordering.

The test will be sent to you in advance and you will be required to do the test at home before you travel. Your result and certificate will be sent to you electronically, usually within one hour and you should take your negative test result to the airport with you and ready to show to the Immigration authorities on arrival. 

Newmarket Holidays also require our customers to be double-vaccinated with a UK approved COVID-19 vaccination to join our tours and cruises.


Re-entry to the United Kingdom 


The UK requires all travellers to produce a negative test result taken within 72 hours of your return to the UK. For this test, we recommend to Chronomics test to return test.

The test will be sent to you in advance and you must take the kit with you on holiday. Once you’ve done the test, your result and certificate will be sent to you electronically, usually within one hour. 


On Day 2 of your arrival home


In addition to presenting a negative test upon re-entry, customers returning from green and amber countries are also required to complete a test on day 2 after their return (the day of your return is day 0).

The Day 2 test will be sent to you in advance, and you will have to produce proof (booking reference/ order number) that you have ordered a Day 2 test to be granted re-entry to the UK. The booking reference/ order number provided by your test supplier must be added to your passenger locator form, which you are required to fill out before you return to the UK.

For the day 2 test, we recommend either the Chronomics Day 2 test or the Randox Day 2 test. Your sample will be collected by a pre-paid courier and you will have your results the next day. 


While travel is a little different, it is perfectly possible to do so safely and by recommending these testing providers, we are with you every step of the way. We look forward to experiencing the world together again.


* Please note the price from £25 is for lateral flow tests with Chronomics and other tests are available at different prices with our recommended suppliers.

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