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Save on Covid-19 tests for travel at Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports with Express Tests. You'll also find the latest deals on a variety of Covid-19 tests at many walk through and drive through testing sites across the UK.

Latest Express Test Covid-19 deals & discount codes for 2023/2024
Latest Express Test Covid-19 deals & discount codes for 2023/2024

Express Test discount codes & deals

Save on Covid-19 testing for travel in 2023/2024 with the latest Express Test discount codes from popular holiday providers and airlines. Book pre-departure testing, test to release and tests for UK arrivals.

Sorry, we don't have any deals for Express Test at this time, however we still have plenty of ways you can save on your next trip.

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Why use Express Test?

Express Test* is a Covid-19 testing provider officially recognised by the UK government. It is the B2C face of Cignpost Diagnostics, a B2B firm that has been providing Covid-19 tests for major events such as the PGA European Tour and the Scottish Premiership as well as for companies including Netflix and the BBC.

Over 25 Covid-19 testing centres across the UK © Express Test
Over 25 Covid-19 testing centres across the UK © Express Test

Express Test is bringing all of Cignpost Diagnostics' knowledge and experience to the people with fast, reliable tests for every need including travel. Simply book an appointment and pay for your test online before turning up at your chosen testing site at the allotted time.

Just some of the reasons you should consider using Express Test include:

  • Fast & competitively priced - by working with a network of laboratories across the UK, you can get your results ASAP, typically by 10pm the following day
  • Professional & safe - each testing facility is staffed by clinically trained practitioners in full PPE who are expert at taking and storing swab samples
  • Reliable testing & results - Express Test uses PCR machines, which are regarded as the best in the business for Covid-19 screening; all devices are CE-IVD approved
  • Testing experience - as part of Cignpost Diagnostics, Express Test comes with the experience gained from helping big companies and events get going once again

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Types of test provided

Express Test offers numerous Covid-19 tests from simple home testing kits to the complete package for international travel. Do your research to see which tests you will need and choose from the following:

  • Test only - domestic use only; not suitable for travel
  • Home testing kits - domestic use only; not suitable for travel

Pre-departure testing from UK

  • Fit to Fly (PCR) - for travel when PCR test required
  • Fit to Fly (LAMP) - for travel when LAMP test required
  • Fit to Fly (Antigen) - for travel when Antigen Lateral Flow test required

For UK arrivals

  • International Arrivals Days 2 & 8 (England & Wales only) - various packages available for Day 2 only or Day 2 & Day 8
  • Test to Release (England only) - a Day 5 test to enable you to exit quarantine early
  • Return to UK Antigen Lateral Flow kits - to be taken with you and self-administer within three days of your return to the UK

Please note that Express Test offers packages combining various tests depending on where you have travelled to/from.

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Express Test locations

Express Test currently has testing centres at a number of airports - London Heathrow* (Terminals 2, 3, 4 & 5), London Gatwick*, Birmingham* and Edinburgh* - as well as at regional centres spread across the country including:

  • Aberdeen Union Square
  • Belfast Victoria Square
  • Bristol Cabot Circus Shopping Centre
  • Burnley Football Club
  • Cardiff City Football Club
  • Dartford Bluewater
  • Gateshead Metrocentre
  • Glasgow XSite
  • Hatfield The Galleria
  • Leeds Victoria Gate
  • London - Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • London - Croydon Centrale
  • London - Paddington
  • London - St Pauls One New Change
  • London - Trailfinders Kensington
  • London - Westfield Shepherds Bush
  • London - Westfield Stratford City
  • Manchester Arndale
  • Northampton
  • Oxford Westgate
  • Reading Football Club (Madejski Stadium)
  • Southampton - Eastleigh Football Club

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There's a variety of tests available and it's important to note that not all tests are available at every centre, so be sure to check that the centre you're visiting is able to perform the test you require. There are two types of ways to test for Covid-19 with Express Test available:

  • Walk through & Drive through centres - some of these are walk or drive through only, others can accommodate both so be sure to check in advance that you're visiting the right centre for your mode of transport
  • Park to Test - this site, where you can easily park outside, can be found at at Heathrow Terminal 4 and is for Antigen Lateral Flow tests only

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Can't find what you're looking for? Discover even more offers on Covid-19 tests for travel from other officially recognised providers.

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton

Kirsten Henton is's editor. Kirsten writes, commissions and edits our travel features, liaising with our contributors and ensuring copy is spick-and-span. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Kirsten also freelances writing articles on travel, history and the outdoors for titles such as Scotland Magazine and BBC Travel.

Updated on Monday 4th December 2023

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