Different rules apply for France, please read FAQs below.
Those who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK and are returning from amber countries are required to complete a pre-departure test before arrival into England, alongside a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival. A full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your second and final dose of the vaccine.
I travel on or after08/10/2021
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I travel before08/10/2021
Before an individual travels to the UK, they must:
Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
Book and Pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of the quarantine period
Complete a passenger locator form with details of where they will home quarantine on arrival and the travel test package booking reference number
|Fit to fly||
Travelling internationally from UK
General Testing in-country
|Day 2 & 8||
Mandatory test for entering UK
Tests conducted on day 2 of arrival and day 8
After day 8 test, if result is negative you can come out of quarantine on completion of day 10 as planned
|Inbound||PCR||Only available for non-'red-list' countries|
|Test to Release||
Optional test to come out of quarantine early
Test run on day 5
Please note that you still need to do your day 2 and day 8 tests as normal
|Inbound||PCR||Only available for amber list countries|
We deliver swab sample packs to all UK postcodes. Packs include all returns packaging and prepaid return postage labels. Please refer to FAQs for sample kit delivery times.
Book a video call with one of our remote nurses who will guide you through collecting your sample in the correct way.
You will receive a notification with your test result as soon as your sample has been analysed in the lab.
We can send your results certificate to the email address of your choice.
Results are normally issued 12 to 18 hours after receipt at the lab for analysis. Some results are processed within 12 hours, however these times are not guaranteed.
A guaranteed fast track service is also available, please contact email@example.com for more information