Negative COVID-19 Test required for travel – July 2021

Negative Covid-19 Test Lamp

The USA, the UK and most European countries accepting a negative COVID-19 LAMP test before being allowed to enter.

LAMP technology is one of the WHO recommended nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) to detect the presence of infectious molecules (either DNA or RNA) from a patient sample.

Unlike PCR, LAMP can be carried out in a less complex laboratory environment and time to result during the test is less than an hour.  This means that results can be returned to patients in 2-4 hours while still maintaining excellent sensitivity and specificity.

Each country’s rules vary slightly but clear proof of the negative test will have to be presented upon arrival.  The following countries are accepting Negative/Not detected LAMP tests before travel. Please note, regulations are subject to change so always check with your local airline for an update on the guidelines and requirements.

UK Croatia
Spain USA
Germany Turkey
Italy Netherlands
Portugal New Zealand
Scotland Paraguay
Aruba Puerto Rico
Bahamas Scotland
Canada El Salvador
Denmark Jamaica
Hong Kong


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