Latest update: 7th January 2022

Scotland has announced that they are following England’s new travel testing regulations.

From 4am Friday 7th January, fully vaccinated arrivals to England and Scotland will no longer need to take a pre-return Lateral Flow test before boarding their plane to England or Scotland. Fully vaccinated arrivals no longer need to quarantine or self-isolate upon arriving in England or Scotland.

From 4am Sunday 9th January, fully vaccinated arrivals to England and Scotland can choose to take a Day 2 Lateral Flow test instead of a Day 2 PCR test after arriving in England and Scotland.

Already purchased a Day 2 PCR test and/or a Pre-Return Lateral Flow test from Project Screen by Prenetics?

Remote Lateral Flow Test customers
You should have received an email from “Team @ Project Screen” with the subject “Important: Pre-Return Lateral Flow Test Updates”. This email contains information about the different options you have for using your test in the future or requesting a refund.

Day 2 PCR Test customers
You should have received an email from “Team @ Project Screen” with the subject “Important: Day 2 Testing Update”. This email contains information about the different options you have for using your test or requesting a refund.

If you haven’t received one of these emails, please contact our Customer Support team at care@projectscreen.co.uk who will be happy to assist you.

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5th January 2022: the UK Government announced that the test requirements for travellers arriving into the England will change.

Firstly, from 4am Friday 7th January, fully vaccinated arrivals to England will no longer need to take a pre-return Lateral Flow test before boarding their plane to England. Fully vaccinated arrivals will also no longer need to quarantine or self-isolate upon arriving in England.

Secondly, from 4am Sunday 9th January, fully vaccinated arrivals to England can choose to take a Day 2 Lateral Flow test instead of a Day 2 PCR test after arriving in England.

Sign up to be the first to know when our Day 2 Lateral Flow test is available on Friday.

Read the UK Government announcement here.

Project Screen by Prenetics has a flexibility promise to handle changes to travel test policy. The flexibility promise means if your destination changes its entry requirements to a lower-costing test, we’ll refund the difference and if the cost increases, we’ll only charge you the difference.

When there are changes in travel policy, travel test providers can experience short-term increases in call volume. Your patience is appreciated whilst we work through priority requests first, like those customers landing immediately into England.

Already purchased a Day 2 PCR test and/or a Pre-Return Lateral Flow test from Project Screen by Prenetics?

If you are arriving in England before 4am Friday, 7th January:

  • You will still need to carry out both a Pre-Return lateral flow test and Day 2 PCR test

If you are arriving in England after 4am Friday 7th January and before 4am Sunday 9th January:

  • You will still need to carry out a Day 2 PCR test
  • You will not need to carry out a Pre-Return lateral flow test. If you’ve already got an unused test from us, expect to receive an email from us on Thursday 6th January with options to re-use, refund or obtain a voucher for your test. If you don’t hear from us this week, please get in touch.

If you are arriving in the UK after 4am Sunday, 9th January:

  • You will not need to carry out a Pre-Return lateral flow test. As above, if you’ve already made a purchase, expect to hear from us tomorrow.
  • You can choose to carry out a Day 2 PCR or a Day 2 Lateral Flow test. If you have purchased a PCR test and would like to use the test, carry out your test as normal. If you have purchased a PCR test and would like to downgrade to a Lateral Flow test, expect to receive an email from us tomorrow, Thursday 6th January, on next steps.

Check if you qualify as fully vaccinated

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to the UK, you must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine.

You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in the UK. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

The proof of vaccination must have been issued by either:

  • the UK vaccination programme
  • the United Nations vaccine programme for staff and volunteers
  • an overseas vaccination programme with an approved proof of vaccination for travel to the UK

Check which vaccines are approved and the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination.

From the Project Screen team