Day 2 & 8 Travel Testing Package For International Arrivals

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Book your compulsory Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 testing package now before entering England as an international arrival

 

Book Your Compulsory Day 2 & 8 COVID-19 Test Package Now

  • Approved government Day 2 & 8 travel package provider
  • COVID-19 PCR tests provided for you to do on Days 2 and 8
  • UKAS-accredited laboratories used
  • Booking reference number provided for your passenger locator form
  • Get results within 24 hours
  • Approved government provider for “Test to Release” scheme to reduce your quarantine period after travel for those arriving from non-red list countries

 

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What Are The Rules For International Arrivals?

From 15th February 2021, all UK international arrivals travelling from countries which are not “red list” countries with a travel ban, must do the following:

  • Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative test result 3 days before travelling to the UK
  • Book the Day 2 and Day 8 travel testing package which is 2 COVID-19 PCR tests; one to be taken on Day 2 and another on Day 8 of quarantine
  • Obtain the booking reference number for Day 2 and 8 testing which must be provided on your passenger locator form before travelling to England
  • Quarantine for 10 days since arrival in the England
  • Follow the national social distancing rules in the UK
  • You must follow separate guidance if you’ve been in a country where travel to the UK is banned. These countries are sometimes called the ‘red list’. See the red list countries.

There is further information on the government website on How to Quarantine When You Arrive in England.  Please read the guidance and note that the rules may be different if you are travelling from or to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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Frequently Asked Questions About International Arrivals & COVID-19 Testing

Q. What should I do before travelling to the UK?

All UK international arrivals travelling from countries which are not “red list” countries which have a travel ban, must do the following:

  • Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative test result 3 days before travelling to the UK
  • Book the Day 2 and Day 8 travel testing package which is 2 COVID-19 PCR tests; one to be taken on Day 2 and another on Day 8 of quarantine
  • Obtain the booking reference number for Day 2 and 8 testing which must be provided on your passenger locator form before travelling to England
  • Quarantine for 10 days since arrival in the UK
  • Follow the national social distancing rules in the UK
  • You must follow separate guidance if you’ve been in a country where travel to the UK is banned. These countries are sometimes called the ‘red list’. See the red list countries.

There is further information on the government website on How to Quarantine When You Arrive in England.  Please read the guidance and note that the rules may be different if you are travelling from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Q. How can I book a Day 2 and Day 8 testing?

You can book the Day 2 & 8 travel testing package with us by calling us on 0203 370 4034 or booking with us online. The package price is £345.00 for both tests. You should book and pay for the Day 2 and 8 travel testing package before travelling to England, as you will need to provide a booking reference on your passenger locator form. The Day 2 & 8 tests are PCR tests for COVID-19 and you must do these even if you are not exiting quarantine. The tests will be provided for you to do yourself, and you simply send them back to the lab using the provided postage envelope pack and prepaid Tracked 24 label. You need to post your sample in any Priority Postbox found across the UK. Find your nearest Priority Postbox by following this link. These Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests do not allow you to shorten your quarantine period. You can only shorten your quarantine period if you book a “Test to Release” COVID-19 PCR test with us here.

Q. Can I shorten my 10-day quarantine period with Day 2 and 8 testing?

No. These COVID-19 tests for the Day 2 and Day 8 travel package do not allow you to shorten your quarantine period even if your test results are negative, you can only shorten your quarantine period if you book a “Test to Release” COVID-19 PCR test with us here to take 5 days after arriving in the UK. If this test result is negative, you no longer need to quarantine. You can only opt in for “Test to Release” if you are arriving from a non-red list country.

Q. Is the "Test to Release" scheme compulsory if I am doing Day 2 and 8 testing?

No, only the Day 2 and 8 travel testing package is compulsory, however these tests do not allow you to reduce your quarantine period. You can opt in for Test to Release, if you would like to reduce your quarantine period. The first test must be taken on or before Day 2 of quarantine, and the second test must be taken on or after Day 8 of quarantine. We will provide your Day 2 test ready for your arrival in the UK, but you cannot receive your second test until Day 8. Even if you do both Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests, and both are negative, you still must complete 10 days of quarantine as an international arrival.

Q. Do I still have to take the Day 8 test if I do my "Test to Release" test on Day 5 and have ended quarantine?

Yes, you still have to do the Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test, as the Day 2 and 8 COVID-19 testing is compulsory. You still have to do the Day 8 test even if your COVID-19 test from Day 5 (“Test to Release”) is negative, and you end quarantine early.

Q. When do I take the Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 tests?

Your date of arrival in England is considered Day 0. The next day is Day 1. You must take the Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test on or before Day 2, and the Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test on or after Day 8. The COVID-19 PCR test for “Test to Release” should be taken on Day 5 – no earlier than 120 hours after the time you arrived in England.

 

Book Day 2 & 8 Travel Package Now

Book your 2 COVID-19 PCR tests now at £345. One test is to be taken on or before day 2, for variant surveillance of COVID-19. The second test is taken on or after day 8, to ensure you do not have coronavirus. You can also book Test to Release with us here to reduce your quarantine period.

 

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