Up to October 4, 2021, it is a requirement of the UK Government that all customers produce a negative lateral flow test to re-enter the UK and a PCR test on Day 2 of your return from holiday, which was ordered before you left the UK.
Later in October, the Day 2 PCR test will be replaced by a lateral flow test. We will update this information once the UK Government give more details.
Testing for re-entry into the UK
Saga Holidays will cover the cost of your lateral flow test in resort for all 2021 holidays, which is a legal requirement for your entry back into the UK.
This test needs to be taken 72 hours prior to the date you return home and our in-resort team will let you know the arrangements for when this will take place.
Day 2 PCR tests
You will need to order your Day 2 PCR test before you go on holiday. You'll need to enter the booking reference on your passenger locator form. This needs to be completed prior to your entry back into the UK.
We are working with two suppliers who can facilitate your Day 2 PCR test when you return from holiday:
- Travel Visa Company
- Wren Healthcare
If you live in Wales or Scotland, you must book your PCR test via the CTM booking portal at a cost of £88pp. You are unable to use any other testing service.
We are pleased to partner with The Travel Visa Company for both your Day 2 PCR test and your UK passenger locator form. This package is being offered to Saga customers for just £55pp.
The UK passenger locator form is required to enter back into the UK. It will be checked when you check in for your return flight and at passport control.
Whilst this is a UK Government form and is therefore free, The Travel Visa Company will complete this for you before you go on your holiday as part of the testing package. They will then email it to you 48 hours before you return home, meaning that you can relax whilst on holiday knowing that someone else has taken care of this for you.
Please note: you MUST have access to an email address whilst abroad to be able to produce your UK passenger locator form. It is a requirement that the form is completed no later than 48 hours before your return home. The Travel Visa Company will email your completed form to you whilst you are on holiday.
You will need to be able to show your completed passenger locator form when you check in for your return flight and at UK Passport Control.
To order your postal test and UK passenger locator form:
- Visit the Saga Customer Portal.
- Choose your Day 2 PCR test with UK passenger locator form.
- Travel Visa Company will email updates on the status of your order and instructions of what you need to do with your test.
Some countries still require a negative PCR test to enter. The Travel Visa Company can also facilitate this for you for an extra charge.
Your travel documents will be sent to you no later than 14 days before your holiday and you'll be informed of any tests you may need to take in order to meet the entry requirements.
The Travel Visa Company can also provide assistance with your international passenger locator forms. Please note that this is an additional service and will therefore incur an additional charge.
If you need any assistance from The Travel Visa Company please call 01270 904 975.
We are working in partnership with Wren Healthcare to provide customers with a nurse-led COVID-19 testing solution.
Wren Healthcare are offering Saga customers a 20% discount.
To book your appointment:
- Visit the Wren Healthcare website for more details or call 0203 974 6950.
- Your discount will be applied when booking.
- A Wren testing specialist will either come to your home or you can visit one of their 10 clinics across the UK to take your PCR test.
- They will deliver your test to their labs the same day so you can receive your results the next day.