Traffic light system: Tests for green and amber countries.
Pre-departure, Day 2 and Day 8 tests from the healthcare experts.
Pre-departure rapid antigen test
- Use this for your pre-departure test, 72 hours before starting travel to the UK from any country.
- Order your test before your trip and take it in your suitcase.
- Official results in just an hour, overseen remotely by a Health Advisor.
- Free nationwide delivery, or choose our priority courier service within M25.
Green country Day 2 test
- 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.
Amber country Day 2 and Day 8 tests
- 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.
Traffic light system tests
Are you travelling or returning to the UK? Depending on where you’re coming from, you’ll need to follow different testing rules. Whether you need a pre-departure rapid test or post-arrival tests for Green or Amber listed countries, we can provide you with fast and affordable testing. Find out what tests you need and book with Qured, the healthcare experts.
Green list country testing
If you're travelling or returning to the UK from Green listed countries, you'll face more relaxed testing rules. These rules also apply if you’re travelling from an Amber listed country and you’ve had two Covid-19 vaccines from the NHS.
Pre-departure test: Take a test no earlier than 72 hours before starting your journey. You can use our 20-minute rapid test for this, overseen on video call by a Health Advisor, so you won’t have to source a test abroad. Just £39.
Post-arrival: You’ll need to take a PCR test on Day 2 after your arrival. Available to book now.
Quarantine: There’s no need to quarantine unless you test positive.
Amber list country testing
Travellers from Amber listed countries will face more stringent testing rules if they’re not double vaccinated. If you’ve had two Covid-19 vaccines from the NHS, you can follow green list testing requirements.
For individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated:
Pre-departure test: Like green countries, take a test no earlier than 72 hours before starting your journey. Quick and easy with our 20-minute rapid test.
Post-arrival: Take a Qured PCR test on Day 2 and another on Day 8 after arrival. Available to book now as a package for £150.
Quarantine: 10 days, but you can opt for our Test to Release kit, a PCR test on Day 5, allowing you to exit quarantine early and get back to doing the things you love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.