For international attendees, please note you no longer need to take any Covid-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to England from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not. However, you should check your re-entry requirements for your home country.

Unfortunately, as a charity the WDC cannot organise Covid testing should you need this for return to your home country. You should check your re-entry requirements, and below is some guidance and Covid testing facilities should you need these for your return trip from the UK.

Covid testing requirements

UK regulations: As of 18 March 2022, all restrictions have now been lifted in the UK, including for entry. For all information on visiting the UK please consult for country specific information.

Vaccination: The Francis Crick Centre requires everyone accessing the building to have proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test (lateral flow or PCR) within 72 hours. Security may carry out spot checks on people accessing the building.

Face covering: Face coverings are optional in public spaces in the UK.

Testing: Should you need a pre-departure Covid test for your return journey, there is information below on local test sites.

Nearby Covid testing facilities

Collinson Test Centre, St Pancras Station (nearest to venue)

St Pancras International Station, Euston Road, London, N1C 4QP

07:30-21:00 Monday to Saturday, 09:00-19:00 Sunday


Boots Pharmacy, St Pancras Station (nearest to venue)

St Pancras International Station, Euston Road, London, N1C 4QP

06:30-22:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-22:00 Saturday, 09:00-21:00 Sunday


London Medical Laboratory, Kings Cross

104 – 106 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9PU

08:00-20:00 Monday to Saturday, 10:00-16:00 Sunday


Sherlock Holmes Pharmacy (Health Pharm), Marylebone

82a Baker Street, London, W1U 6AA

09:30-20:00 Monday – Friday, 10:30-17:00 Saturday, closed Sunday

  • Nearby hotels

    Whilst the WDC cannot organise travel and accommodation, you can find a list of recommended nearby hotels here.