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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75

  • Cuts your quarantine - your arrival date is Day 0, your kit will be dispatched for arrival on Day 5.
  • Results in 24-36 hours from check-in at lab.
  • Priority courier service, so you can exit isolation as soon as possible.
  • Official UK Government provider.
  • Priority courier service, so you can exit isolation as soon as possible (M25 only).

Green country Day 2 test

from£

75

  • You’ll need this test if you’re arriving from a green list country or from an amber list country and have had two Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • Your kit will be dispatched for arrival on Day 2.
  • No need to quarantine unless you test positive.
  • Results in 24-36 hours from check-in at lab.
  • Free nationwide delivery and return shipping.

Day 2 and Day 8 tests

from£

150

  • You’ll need these tests if you’re arriving from an amber list country and aren’t double vaccinated.
  • Your kits will be dispatched for arrival on or before Day 2.
  • Remember, you’ll need to quarantine for ten days after arrival.
  • Results in 24-36 hours from check-in at the lab.
  • Free nationwide delivery and return shipping.

PCR testing on Day 2, Day 8

Arriving in the UK from abroad? If you’re coming from a green list country, you’ll need to take a PCR test on Day 2 after your arrival. If you’re coming from an amber list country, you’ll need to take a PCR test on Day 2 and Day 8. Choose Qured's government listed tests for a smooth, hassle-free testing experience. Free Tracked 24 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 Day 2 kit will be dispatched for arrival on or before Day 2. Day 8 tests will be dispatched for arrival on Day 8. 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 hours of the lab checking in your test. If you’re coming from an Amber list country, you must quarantine for 10 full days after your arrival.

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.  

All countries: Pre-departure testing for arrivals to the UK

Wherever you’re travelling from, you must take a Covid-19 test before starting your journey to the UK. Order your test kit before you travel, and we will ship it to you in the UK so that you can take it abroad with you. We are not able to ship the test kit to you abroad.  

We’ll send you a link to schedule your video consultation with a Qured Health Advisor. You should book your video call as early as possible and before your travel to the UK  to ensure that you get the slot you want, but make sure the call is scheduled no earlier than 72 hours before starting your journey.

Green country Day 2 testing for arrivals to the UK

In addition to the pre-departure test, arrivals to the UK from green listed countries must take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after their arrival. There is no need to quarantine unless you test positive. 

Order your test before you travel to the UK, as you will need to present proof of this booking on your passenger locator form before you depart to the UK and also on entry. Your arrival date is Day 0.

Amber country Day 2 testing for arrivals to the UK

In addition to the pre-departure test, arrivals to the UK from amber listed countries are required to quarantine for 10 days and take PCR tests on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8 of arrival. These tests must be purchased as a bundle, even if you opt for Test to Release. If you have had two doses of an NHS administered Covid-19 vaccine, you can instead follow Green country testing rules. You will not need to quarantine on arrival, but you will still need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on Day 2  (see above for more information).

Order your tests before you travel to the UK, as you will need to present proof of this booking on your passenger locator form before you depart to the UK and also on entry. Your arrival date is Day 0.

Test to Release - optional Day 5 test

If you’re arriving from an amber listed country, you can opt into the Test to Release scheme to cut your 10-day quarantine. You will need to take a PCR test 5 full days after your arrival and, on receiving a negative result, you will be able to leave self-isolation early. 

You should order it before you start your return journey to the UK as you'll need to enter the test information on your passenger locator form. If you decide to take part in the scheme after you have arrived, you will need to complete another passenger locator form. Your arrival date is Day 0. Even if you opt into Test to Release, you’ll still need to take your Day 8 test.

Red list country testing for arrivals to the UK

At present, Qured does not offer testing for arrivals to the UK from red listed countries.

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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 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 LFD tests, we’ll verify your results within an hour of taking your test via video call.

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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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