Omicron variant: ‘Return to UK’ antigen tests

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The latest revision to foreign travel rules sees the reintroduction of ‘return to UK’ antigen tests and PCR tests. Effective from 7 December 2021, travellers coming to the UK will be required to take a pre-travel COVID-19 test. The test must be taken no more than 2 days before the start of the journey and …read more

Omicron Variant: The new rules and restrictions in England

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With the arrival of the Omicron variant ahead of Christmas, the government has once again put new rules for safety in place. With the looming possibility of another immense COVID-19 infections wave caused by the new Omicron variant, the UK government has taken a few stringent steps to avoid it. Red list countries Countries with …read more

Omicron variant: How worried should we be?

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The government has already taken steps to ensure that the Omicron variant spread is contained. But how worrying is the new COVID-19 strain? Although not much is known about the Omicron variant, it is considered a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization. The UK government has already revised foreign travel rules and reintroduced …read more

Omicron Variant: Day 2 PCR tests, Quarantine, and the Red List

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With the emergence of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, many familiar travel restrictions have returned in full force. As more confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant are being reported within the UK, the government is adjusting foreign travel rules to further the already-present safety measures and prevent more spread. Countries back on the …read more

Countries back on the government’s red list


Amid fears of a new COVID-19 variant in circulation, six countries were moved to the red list on 26 November. After an empty red list since October, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe were placed on the UK government’s travel ban red list. All flights incoming from the aforementioned countries have been suspended …read more

The current rules for unvaccinated travellers

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For the most part, the new travel rules have streamlined foreign travel for everyone who is fully vaccinated, but what of the unvaccinated travellers? The UK government’s new foreign travel rules aim to make holidays easier for fully vaccinated folks. Scrapping post-arrival quarantine and authorizing the use of lateral flow tests for Day 2 testing …read more

How do Day 2 Antigen Tests (lateral flow tests) work?

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VIVO Clinic offers a range of COVID-19 travel tests, including cheap Day 2 antigen tests. Here is everything you need to know.   The government’s legitimization of Day 2 antigen tests for foreign travel has made holidays easier and more affordable. Previously, only PCR tests could be used for going abroad as well as for …read more

Day 2 Antigen Test FAQs

Where should I submit my Day 2 antigen test result? Please submit your results to our secure web portal, accessed via this link: How should I submit my Day 2 test result? You should submit your test result using our secure web portal. When accessing the submission page, you will be required to fill …read more

Why buy antigen (lateral flow) tests from VIVO Clinic?

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When purchasing your antigen tests for travel, it is only natural that you want the best product or service for the lowest cost. Fortunately, VIVO Clinic has you covered. With new rules in action, the use of antigen tests (also known as lateral flow tests) has made foreign travel more accessible. However, while NHS antigen …read more

How to scan QR codes

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If you’re submitting a result for a travel test, then you may be asked to scan a QR code. iPhone / iOS If you’re using an iPhone or iPad then this is a little easier as you can read and copy QR codes directly from your phone’s camera app. Android The native Android camera app …read more