Day 2 and Day 8 testing for UK arrivals.

PCR tests for Day 2 and 8 testing from the healthcare experts.

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Test to Release

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69

  • If you’re quarantined in England after returning from abroad, you can take this test on Day 5 and exit as soon as you have your results.
  • Results in 24-48 hours from check-in at lab.
  • Door-to-lab Priority Courier service on Day 5, so you can exit as soon as possible (M25 only).

Day 2 PCR test

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69

  • Required if you arrive in the UK from abroad (excl. red list) and are fully vaccinated.
  • Results in 24-48 hours from check-in at lab.
  • No need to quarantine unless you test positive.
  • Free nationwide delivery and return shipping, dispatched to arrive on or before Day 2.

Day 2 & 8 PCR tests

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138

  • Required if you’re arriving in the UK from abroad (excl. red list) and you’re not fully vaccinated.
  • Results in 24-48 hours from check-in at lab.
  • Remember, you’ll need to quarantine for ten days after arrival.
  • Free nationwide delivery and return shipping, dispatched to arrive on or before Day 2.

PCR testing on Day 2, Day 8

Are you arriving in the UK from abroad? If you’re fully vaccinated, all you need to do is take a PCR test on Day 2 after your arrival. If you aren't fully vaccinated, you’ll need to take a PCR test on Day 2 and Day 8, and quarantine for 10 days at home. Choose our government-listed, UKAS accredited tests for a smooth testing experience. Free nationwide delivery and return shipping included.

How does Day 2 and 8 testing work?

  1. Head to our booking portal and select ‘Day 2’ or ‘Day 2 and Day 8’. Sign in, or, if you're new, register in just a few moments.

  2. Complete the 'UK entry form' for yourself and anyone else you're booking for. You'll need your arrival date and passport number(s) for this.

  3. Your kits will be dispatched for arrival on or before Day 2. Remember, your arrival date is Day 0!

  4. Follow the instructions to take your test(s) and return to the lab.

  5. Look out for your results; you should receive them within 24-48 hours of the lab checking in your test.

FAQs

Fit-to-Fly tests for departures from the UK

Most countries now require proof of a negative Covid-19 test for entry.  Please check your destination country requirements for the type of test required and the time window during which you need to take it before departure:

  • PCR: Negative PCR tests are widely accepted. After checking your destination country's requirements, use our travel calculator to determine when you should order your test. 

  • Antigen Test: A number of other countries also accept a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test for entry. These lateral flow tests (LFDs) are faster and less expensive than PCR tests.  If you have confirmed that your destination country accepts LFDs, book your test delivery and video consultation in the required time window before travelling.  

From Monday 4 October
  • With different rules for red, amber and green countries, the current traffic light system will be replaced with a new system: red list (countries that pose a particular risk and require additional COVID-19 testing and measure), and everywhere else (countries deemed safer to travel).

  • Fully-vaccinated travellers travelling to England will no longer need to do a pre-departure test before they set off.

  • Fully-vaccinated travellers must take a Day 2 PCR test.

  • Non-fully vaccinated travellers must take a pre-departure test, Day 2 PCR, Day 8 PCR and quarantine for 10 days. You can opt for Day 5 Test to Release.

From the end of October
  • Fully-vaccinated UK travellers will still be required to take a Day 2 test. However, a faster, cheaper lateral flow/rapid antigen test will replace the PCR test.

  • Non-fully vaccinated travellers must take a pre-departure test, Day 2 PCR, Day 8 PCR and quarantine for 10 days. You can opt for Day 5 Test to Release.

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For Fit to Fly and Diagnostic PCR tests: You can choose between Royal Mail or our priority courier service if you're within the M25. Postal and courier orders are dispatched on the same day when ordered before 1:30pm and 6pm, respectively.

For Day 2 and Day 8 tests: For Day 2 tests, your kit will be dispatched for arrival on or before Day 2. For Day 2 and Day 8 tests, your first kit will be dispatched for arrival on or before Day 2 and your second on Day 8.

For Day 5/Test to Release tests: For Day 5/Test to Release tests, your kit will be dispatched for arrival on Day 5.

You can find out everything you need to know about the delivery and return of kits here.

For Lateral Flow Pre-departure/Rapid Tests: Lateral flow tests do not need to be returned to a lab, you will send us a photo of your test, and we will process and verify the results for you.

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Our partner laboratory processes and returns PCR test results within 24-48 hours of checking in the sample. We'll notify you when they're ready to view in your account. You can log in here.

For rapid antigen tests, we’ll verify your results within 12 hours of your submission.

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VeriFLY is used by British Airways, American Airlines and others to speed up the test documentation verification process at check-in. We will send you a link along with your results, so you can easily upload them into the VeriFLY app.

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It is possible for PCR tests to remain positive for sometime after Covid-19 infection. Anyone who has previously received a positive test result for Covid-19 should only be re-tested within a 90-day period if they develop any new symptoms of Covid-19.

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