Departures testing information

Testing for departing passengers

Passengers should check the rules and/or restrictions of the arrival destination country with your airline or tour operator. Some countries require you to carry out a test before arriving and may have local restrictions in place which you should be aware of before you depart.

NHS tests cannot be used for the purpose of pre-departure testing, a private test needs to be booked. The type of test and timing required in which to take the test varies by destination. Please ensure that you confirm the type of test required before booking a test. 

Children aged 12-15 in England will be able to prove their vaccination status or proof of prior infection via a digital NHS COVID Pass for outbound travel.

ExpressTest has two sites at the airport:

Walk through: Located on the ground floor of Diamond House, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, B26 3QJ.  Access is gained via a separate side entrance and not the main reception entrance; signage is in place. If you are travelling by train from Birmingham International Station, Diamond House is a five minute walk from the air-rail link located on the first floor of the main Departures area. If you’re travelling by bus, follow signage for Car Park 1 and turn right before the car park entrance. This ExpressTest site offers both PCR Fit to Fly and Antigen Lateral Flow Fit to Fly tests.  All tests must be pre-booked in advance.

This facility will be operating 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

Walk-in appointments are accepted but individuals will then be directed to book through the website/app as there is no facility here to take payment.

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Park to Test:  Located in Car Park 7 next to the Holiday Inn and Travelodge hotels. This site offers PCR Fit to Fly tests. All tests must be pre-booked in advance.

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All ExpressTest customers must pre-book via their website and will need to bring their passport as ID in order to have their test.  The test certificate will then match the name on the passport for valid travel.

PCR Testing - from £59 per person 

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Antigen Testing - from £35 per person

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Current testing requirements for flights from Birmingham Airport

Please see our Travel Portal containing all the information you need to know when booking your next break including guidance on the destination you're travelling to.

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