We, like many others, would like to begin international travel in 2022, and are considering London and Edinburgh in March due to some relatively inexpensive flight options. Before we make a decision, we want to understand the expense and process of the COVID tests. The websites are quite confusing, and I'm hoping someone can help.
If we depart on a Friday and arrive on a Saturday in London, we would need to take a Day 2 test on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. That can be delivered to our hotel, as I understand it. But then, if we travel via train to Edinburgh on Wednesday, it sounds like we need to take another day 2 test since we'd have been outside the UK (we live in the US) in the 10 days prior. Is that correct?
If so, we could take a Day 2 test in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. If we time it right, can this same test be used to re-enter the United States, which is currently requiring negative tests within 3 days of the flight?
We are both fully vaccinated and will have our boosters as well before March. Thank you!