Heathrow Airport Covid 19 Test on Arrival & Departures
Heathrow Airport Covid 19 Test on Arrival and Departures is required by Law.
You’ll need to provide a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test before you travel to the UK. The test must have been taken in the 3 days before your departure. The proof must be in English, French or Spanish.
You must complete this form online before you arrive in the UK.
You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
You’ll need to show your form when you check in to travel or board your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Tests you must book before you complete the form
You must book 2 coronavirus tests for when you quarantine in the UK, unless your job means you’re exempt.
You’ll need to book these before you complete the passenger locator form.
Depending which countries you’ve been in, you may need to book a managed quarantine hotel package. Your tests will be included with your hotel booking.
Complete the passenger locator form online
You can use this service to:
- fill in and submit a passenger locator form before you leave for the UK
- set up an account to save your details if you travel frequently
- sign in to your account to edit and submit an unfinished form
- your passport details or the travel document you’ll use when you arrive at the UK border
- your travel details, including times and dates
- the address where you will stay in the UK (if applicable)
- booking reference numbers for the 2 coronavirus tests you must take after arriving in the UK
- the invoice number for your quarantine hotel booking if you need one
If you’re arriving in England and using Test to Release, you’ll also need the name of the test provider you booked with.
You can include multiple journeys in your form if you’ll enter the UK more than once in a 48-hour period.
It is a criminal offence to provide false or deliberately misleading information when filling out your passenger locator form. You could be fined, imprisoned or both if you do not provide accurate details about the countries you have visited in the 10 days before you arrived in the UK.
After you complete the form you will receive a QR code via email. You can print this out or show it on your phone as proof of completion.
What you need to know
The information you give will be used to contact you if someone you travelled with develops coronavirus symptoms. It may also be used to check that you are either:
- self-isolating in the place you’re staying in
- quarantining in a hotel
Your information will be kept for 42 days then deleted, unless it’s needed for related work.
If you create an account, the information you’ve saved will be kept for up to 6 months from the date you last signed in. Your account and all the information stored in it will then be deleted.
If you’re travelling with other people
Each adult must complete their own form.
You can include someone under 18 years old who is travelling with you on your form, if you are staying together at the same UK address.
If you’re entering Scotland, they must be under 16.
When you do not need to complete the form
You do not need to complete the passenger locator form or book coronavirus tests if you’re travelling from one of the following places, and you were there for 10 days or more:
- the Channel Islands
- the Isle of Man
You do not have to complete the form if your job means you’re exempt.
If you need to update your details
If any of your information changes after you have submitted your form, for example your travel details or contact information, you must complete a new form.