London Southend Airport Covid test

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London Southend Airport directions

By car

Driving to London Southend Airport? Once you have your Covid tests for travel, the airport is easy to get to and from by car across the south and east of England. London Southend Airport is just 41 miles, or 61km, east of Central London. Quick connections are also available to the motorway network via the M25.

Using a sat-nav? The postcode for London Southend Airport is SS2 6YF.

Parking is available at London Southend Airport. Go to the London Southend Airport website to book your parking spot.

By train

Travelling to London Southend Airport by train is an excellent choice, with five peak trains an hour at the heart of London. The modern and purpose-built London Southend Airport train station is just one-hundred paces from the airport terminal, making it a quick and convenient way to travel. It takes less than an hour to get from London Southend Airport to the city centre, providing access to the Transport for London (TfL) tube network, and even less time to get to Stratford.

By bus

If you prefer to travel by bus or coach, London Southend Airport offers direct connections with the local and regional bus and coach network. The airport is easy to reach across Essex, including central Southend, Chelmsford, Stansted and towns across the south of the county. The London Southend on-site approved service is the X30, going from Southend to Stansted Airport via Southend Airport and Chelmsford

London Southend Airport Covid-19 testing on departure

If you need a PCR test, select your nearest London Southend Airport Covid test centre. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.

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Book a time to get tested

Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.

Perform your swab

Perform your swab

Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.

Results in 30 minutes

Results in 30 minutes

You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.

Important: If you test negative, you will be provided with a digital fit to fly certificate and can proceed to check-in. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to travel.

London Southend Airport Covid-19 test on arrival

Return Antigen Test

Not fully vaccinated and returning to London Southend Airport? You will need a fast-action antigen test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to England.

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Day 2 Test

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are required to take a lateral flow (antigen) test on day 2. Choose Medicspot for stress-free reliable Covid testing with guaranteed same-day results.

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Day 2 and 8 Tests

Are you partially or not vaccinated under the approved UK, Europe or USA program? You will need to book and take PCR tests on day 2 and 8 of your arrival in the UK.

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Test to Release

The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day 5.

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London Southend Airport Covid test FAQs

What is the London Southend Airport Covid testing price?

Flying to or from London Southend Airport? Private Covid testing starts from just £29 with Medicspot. For more details on how much a Covid test for travel costs for your flight departing from London Southend Airport, see our Covid tests page.

How can I book a Covid test for London Southend Airport?

With Medicspot, you can book a Covid test at one of our same-day London test hubs, close to London Southend Airport. Alternatively, you can have a test kit delivered to your home before you travel. Medicspot is a government-listed provider and its Covid testing is approved for use at London Southend Airport.

How quickly will I receive my Covid-19 test result at London Southend Airport?

Medicspot offers fast PCR testing at our same-day London test hubs, near London Southend Airport. If your flight permits an antigen test for travel, you can get your results in as little as 30 minutes. For all our Covid testing options, see our travel test website.

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