Ahoy fellow traveller! If you’re anything like us, you’re probably bursting to go on a hard-earned vacation.

However, you might also be a little confused with the amount of COVID tests that you have to take, who to buy them from and exactly which tests you need.

Good news: Project Screen by Prenetics have partnered with Virgin Atlantic to take the complexity away from long-haul travel. If you’re thinking about flying from the UK to the USA, Barbados, Hong Kong and many other countries, we’ve got your back.


Head to our Virgin Atlantic Microsite To Explore Your Test Options

Green list? Amber list? Red list?! PCR or Lateral Flow? These are questions that might be on your mind.

No worries, head over to our Virgin Atlantic site and enter a few basic details:

  1. Where are you travelling from?
  2. Where are you travelling to?
  3. Round trip or one way?

Based on your answers, we’ll do the math(s) and tell you which tests you need. And, if the rules/colours/government’s mind (!) changes, we’ll update the calculator so you don’t have to worry about it.

Virgin and Prenetics Microsite Screenshot

Worked Example for International Travel

At the time of writing*, here’s what you need for a round trip to Grenada from the UK.

Grenada is an amber country, which means at a minimum, you must buy the:

PCR + Amber Arrivals Bundle.

This contains:

  • A PCR test you must take before you leave the UK. This will provide your Fit-to-Fly certificate
  • A Lateral Flow Antigen test for use in Grenada, three days before returning to the UK
  • Two mandatory PCR tests for use on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine.

This would be your cheapest option. You must use a lateral flow test sold through a private provider (like us), rather than one secured from the NHS. This is because you need to display the lateral flow test result on your phone, which is not something possible with the NHS test.

However, other options are also available to you. For ultimate peace of mind and a potential rapid end to your quarantine period, you could take the:

PCR + Amber Arrivals + Test to Release Bundle.

This is one comprehensive bundle! You get the best of the best:

  • A PCR Fit-to-Fly test as your pre-departure test.
  • A Lateral Flow Antigen test for use in Grenada, three days before returning to the UK.
  • Two mandatory PCR tests for use on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine.
  • A further optional PCR test that you can use on day 5 of your return to shorten your quarantine period.

Travelling Closer to Home?

If you’re travelling to Europe, a short-haul location, or somewhere not covered by Virgin, we can still help. Check our website for Fit-to-Fly, Green Day 2 Tests and Amber Day 2 and 8 Test Packages.

*As the rules change, the information may become outdated on this blog, however the Virgin Atlantic calculator will be updated.

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