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Self-Test COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing Service

Order your Post Travel Day 2 COVID-19 LFT to take when you arrive in the UK

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*Certificate for negative test results only.

**Exclusions apply to delivery to UK mainland (includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Currently not available to purchase in-store.

It is a legal requirement that Boots, as a provider of the service, share all COVID-19 test results (positive, negative, inconclusive and failed) with Public Health England and the NHS Test and Trace Programme.

This service is available for delivery to UK addresses only (includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland); any orders placed for delivery outside of the UK will be cancelled.

***What can the test be used for?

1. Before travelling out of the UK to countries that accept a negative antigen test certificate
2. Before attending an event or venue that requires a negative antigen test certificate
3. For any other reason you require a verified antigen test result with certificate

4. Pre-departure before travelling to the UK for those who are not fully vaccinated*.

Fully vaccinated refers to those persons who have had both doses of an approved vaccine, and it has been 14 days since their second dose.

Important information

Returning to the UK 

Following the government announcement, from 4am Friday 7 January, pre-departure tests for those who wish to travel to the UK from countries and territories not on the red list are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated

For full details, please read the government guidance available here.

How it works

Purchase your COVID-19 Lateral Flow Self-Test kit online through the ReCoVa-19 portal

Register your details and purchase your test(s). You will receive your test kit(s) within 2 days of dispatch. 

Plan when you need to take your test

If you are testing to travel out of the UK to countries that accept a negative antigen test certificate, please check the specific country entry requirements on the government website.

For results and a certificate for attendance at an event/venue please check the venue’s requirements.

Activate your test kit, complete the test as per the instruction leaflet(s) included and get your result

Once the test is complete, place the device on the photo capture area of the verification leaflet and upload a photo with the result clearly visible to the ReCoVa-19 portal.

Results are available on the ReCoVa-19 portal typically within 3 hours of the receipt of the upload.

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Self-Test Service

General Information

Your test kit(s) will be dispatched the day after your order is placed and should arrive at your chosen UK delivery address within 2 working days of dispatch. Please note, Sundays and Bank Holidays are not working days for Royal Mail.

Important Information

Ensure you activate your kit
Visit the ReCoVa-19 portal to activate your kit. Failure to do so will mean that you are unable to access your test certificate.