STEPS TO TAKE YOUR TEST
Note Down Your Important Number/s
Photograph Your Test Strip Before and After Testing
Take a Photo of Yourself and Your Passport
Register Your Test and Upload Photographs
Receive Your Certificate By Email
MY TRAVEL TEST FAQs
In order to give clients the freedom to use the MY TRAVEL TEST kit for several different purposes, every time we sell a kit, customers immediately receive an email containing a Booking Reference Number (or multiple numbers, if you've ordered more than one). This is also sometimes referred to as a Passenger locator Form Number. It starts 'PHSCL' and the email looks like the image below. If you're having trouble finding this in your inbox, try searching for the word "Keyshop" or check your spam folder.
If you're using a MY TRAVEL TEST Kit for a Day 2 Test Lateral Flow Test, you'll need to put the above number into your Passenger Locator Form before you travel home, and you'll also need it when you come to take your test on Day 2, because it's one of the questions in the registration form. If you've received more numbers than you need on the email, it doesn't matter which traveller uses which number, as long as you stick to the same one throughout the whole process. If you think you've not received enough numbers, please give us a call. There's a space on your Instructions sheet to note down your number.
If you're using the test for something else ('Fit to Fly', or a Pre-Departure Test), you can disregard the number above, as it's not needed for the registration process. The only number you'll be asked for on the registration form for 'Fit to Fly' testing is the Unique Kit ID (which can be found on the box, as in the image below):
The Passenger Locator Form can be found on the Government website. Follow this link to fill in your Passenger Locator Form.
If your test is positive, you should report it in the normal way and then follow the recommended protocol for the country you're in. You'll be posted a PCR test to confirm your positive result. In the UK, there is advice on the NHS website.
Yes, providing the time-frame for your trip allows both tests to be valid, you can use one testing kit for both purposes. Please check on the Government website for how far is advance your destination asks for your lateral flow test to be taken.
Day 2 Testing
The UK Government announced on November 27th that a new variant of concern, Omicron, has caused them to take the decision to reinstate PCR tests for Day 2 testing. Vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK must now take a Day 2 PCR test after they arrive and self-isolate until a negitive result is confirmed. The rules for unvaccinated travellers remain the same: travellers must take a pre-departure Lateral Flow Test before setting off (you can use My Travel Test for this) and then self-isolate for 10 days when they get home, taking PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8.
Fit to Fly Test
While many destinations accept photo verification for at-home self-testing, the USA currently requires an enhanced level of verification for testing at home. If you can't book an in-clinic Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow Test) in person, there is still the option to use an at-home kit - but you will need the test supervised by a medical professional in order to obtain your certificate. Please click here to buy a Live Video Lateral Flow Test Appointment for £35 + p&p.
A large number of popular overseas travel destinations now accept Lateral Flow (Antigen) Tests for entry provided all other conditions are met. You can read more about these countries on our travel blog, and check individual locations on the Government Website. Please make sure to check the requirements for your individual country carefully before booking, including whether self-tests are permissible.
All MY TRAVEL TEST kits sold come with a Passenger Locator Form Number for those that need it. If you are using your kit for a Fit to Fly Test, you can disregard these numbers.
We need to collect some information from you about yourself, your testing kit and your travel plans in order to issue your certificate. When you're ready to take your test, you can find the registration form here.
Pre-Departure Tests used to be obligatory for all travellers entering the country, Now, only arrivals who are not fully vaccinated need to take a Pre-Departure Test.
For entry into England, you should take your Pre-Departure test 72 hours or fewer before setting off for England. You will be required to show your negative test result before boarding your transport.
Yes, we need to collect some information from you in order to issue your certificate. When you're ready to take your test, you can find the registration form here.