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Affordable, simple, compliant PCR testing for people travelling to the USA from Manchester

Updated on 7th December 2021

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MyHealthChecked can process tests within the 24 hours timeline required for people travelling to the USA

  • Samples must be dropped at our Manchester lab located at Rutherford House, 40 Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6SZ.
  • Tests must be delivered before 11:00am to guarantee the report will be available the next day before 11:00am
  • Reports for samples dropped at the lab before 11:00am on a Saturday will be available by the end of the next working day
  • We will not be able to offer results on a Sunday to facilitate travel on a Monday

COVID-19 guideline for travel to and from the USA

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Book your pre-departure test

All passengers travelling to the USA must present a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test taken within one day of the departure

MyHealthChecked can accept samples at our Manchester lab

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Get your VISA

Before travelling or transiting into the USA, all travellers must obtain a VISA or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver

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On your arrival

All travellers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days after your arrival in the USA. Non-vaccinated travellers must quarantine for 7 days

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Book your return tests to England

On your return, all travellers aged over 12 years must take a COVID-19 test before travelling to England

Fully vaccinated travellers must book the Day 2 PCR test to be taken after arrival. Non-fully vaccinated travellers must book the Day 2 & Day 8 PCR test packing

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Complete the Passenger Locator form

Complete the UK Passenger Locator form online no more than 48 hours prior returning to England

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Quarantine

Fully vaccinated travellers must quarantine in England until receipt of negative test result. Non-vaccinated travellers must quarantine for 10 days after arrival

Leaving the UK: how to prepare?

Updated on 6th December 2021

All passengers must take a PCR COVID-19 test no more than 1 day before travelling to the USA- regardless of vaccination status.

Fully vaccinated travellers

If you are fully vaccinated arriving in the USA you most present a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before travelling. USA accepts the PCR Fit-to-Fly tests or the Rapid Antigen test which must have a real time verification service.

The USA accepts any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA or the World Health Organisation, these are: AstraZeneca, BIBP/Sinopharm, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac vaccines. The USA also considered those travellers who are part of AstraZeneca or Novavax vaccine trials as fully vaccinated.

Non-fully vaccinated travellers

Most travellers that are non-fully vaccinated will need to complete a COVID-19 test no more than one day before travelling or prove to the airline that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last three months. Please note unvaccinated entry permission only applies to: US citizens or travellers with an exception, US Nationals and USA Lawful Permanent Residents.

No test requirement for children aged under 2 years old.

Before travelling or transiting into the USA, all travellers must obtain a VISA or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver.

Please note that it is your responsibility to check what is required by your airline and destination country, and are clear on the timings before you purchase.

Requirements after arrival in the USA

Updated on 6th December 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers

Travellers that are fully vaccinated are recommended to take a COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days of your arrival. No quarantine needed.

Please check the CDC website if you are travelling within the USA as each state has their own quarantine requirements.

Non-vaccinated travellers

Travellers who have not been fully vaccinated must take a test within 3 to 5 days after arrival in the USA and quarantine for 7 days after your arrival. If you intend to stay in the USA for 60 days or longer, you must become fully vaccinated unless you are an exempt.

Children under the age of 18

Non-fully vaccinated children under the age of 18 must take a COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days after arrival.

On your return to England

Updated on 7th December 2021

From 7th December, all passengers over the age of 12 must take a COVID-19 test before entering into England- regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated travellers must book the Day 2 PCR test to be taken after arrival.

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated must book and pay for the Day 2 and Day 8 test packing in advance. Travellers should take the Day 2 test on or before your second day in England and your Day 8 test on your eight day after arrival. Your day of arrival in England is day 0.

Children under the age 5 to 17 years old can follow fully vaccinated rules. No COVID-19 test needed for children aged 4 and under.

Passengers must also complete the Passenger Locator form online no more than 48 hours prior travelling. Please note you will need the booking reference number for the Passenger Locator form.

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Any questions?

Guidelines change regularly- so please contact us, we're here to help