Countries accept antigen tests for travel

by Mohamed Abdullahi

Travelers should always confirm the entry requirements for the country/ies being visiting prior to travelling.

Rapidtraveltest.co.uk tests are approved for entry into the UK and approved for use by the EU. For PCR tests you can book here.

Below is a list of countries now accepting rapid antigen tests with fit to fly certificates:


Country A-Z

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Belize

Anyone aged 5 years or older must present a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel or Rapid Antigen, Sofia, SD Biosensor, and ABBOTT (Panbio) COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to arrival by air or sea

Cape Verde

For international travel out of Cape Verde, you’ll need to present a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR or Ag-RDT) done in the last 72 hours before you travel.

Croatia

Negative COVID-19 antigen test, which must not be older than 48 hours, or a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours on arrival.

Czech Republic

Antigen test which has been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to the start of travel.

Finland

Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival.

France

From Sunday 18 July, arrivals from the UK aged 12 years old or over are required to present evidence of a negative test (PCR or antigen) taken within 24 hours of departure (first flight departure in case of connecting flight). Arrivals from most other amber countries will need evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure.

Germany

From 1 August 2021, If you are aged 12 or over, travelling from the UK and are not fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, you will need to enter Germany with either a PCR test result that is no more than 72 hours old, or a rapid antigen or other test sample that is no more than 48 hours old. Antigen tests are accepted as well, provided they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO. This includes tests that meet ≥80% sensitivity and ≥97% specificity, compared to a PCR test. Most lateral flow tests work on the same basis as antigen tests and must meet the same criteria to be accepted. Details on the antigen or lateral flow test manufacturer must be given on the test certificate.

Greece

Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before your arrival into Greece; 

Guatemala

All persons aged 10 or over arriving in Guatemala must present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours prior to check in at the airport, or arrival at land border.

Haiti

From 9 February, individuals travelling to Haiti will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding flights. This may be may be either an Antigen or PCR test, and must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding.

Honduras

a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival at Honduras;

Italy

Until 30 August travellers who have been in the UK, in the previous 14 days, must present a negative molecular or antigen test taken in the 48 hours preceding entry into Italy.

Jamaica

All travellers from 12 years and upwards arriving in Jamaica must present a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or Antigen test, which was conducted within the 72 hours prior to the date of travel

Latvia

Travellers entering Latvia, including children aged 12 and above, are required to present evidence of a negative result of a PCR COVID-19 test, taken no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border, or an antigen test, taken not earlier than 48 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border

Lithuania

Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken no earlier than 72 hours before arrival) or antigen test (taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival).

Luxembourg

Have proof of a negative PCR test (carried out less than 72 hours before departure) or proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test (carried out less than 48 hours before departure) for all passengers aged twelve and over.

Montenegro

Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel; or a negative rapid antigen test recognised by the European Commission taken within 48 hours of travel;

Norway

Travellers who arrive in Norway from a dark red country (which currently includes the UK) must present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival in Norway. The test must have been taken within the 24 hours prior to departure and be in English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, French or German. The approved testing methods are PCR or Rapid antigen test.

Panama

A negative PCR or antigen test that is valid within 72hours before entering the country.

Peru

Passengers need to wear two face masks and need to have proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR (molecular) test taken 72 hours max before the flight, or from an antigen test taken 24 hours max before the flight.

Portugal

All travellers, apart from children under 12, must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to or through mainland Portugal. The test can be: a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), including RT-PCR, taken within 72 hours of travel, or an Antigen test that meets the performance standards set out in the EU common list of Rapid Antigen Tests, taken within 48 hours of travel.

Slovenia

A Rapid Antigen Test not older than 48 hours.

Spain (only the Balearic and Canary

Documentation certifying that you have undertaken a COVID-19 nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT - e.g. PCR, TMA, LAMP or NEAR) within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain and tested negative. Antigen tests can only be used in certain limited circumstances.

Ukraine

From 5 August 2021, new rules are in place. All non-exempt foreign nationals, in addition to their health insurance policy, must have: a document confirming receipt of a full course of Covid-19 vaccination with WHO-approved vaccines – which Ukraine lists as Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, Covishield and SKBio), Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm and CoronaVac, or one of: a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 72 hours before entry; or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. The requirement for proof of vaccination or a negative test does not apply to children under 12

United States of America

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country get a COVID test no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present a negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.