Day 2 & 8 PCR Tests
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Day 2 & 8 PCR Tests


A COVID-19 travel test package for passengers entering the UK, to be taken on the 2nd and 8th day of arrival.

  • Results within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample
  • Passenger Locator form number issued instantly
  • Free delivery and priority 24h returns via Royal Mail

Fully vaccinated and travelling to the UK? Order our Day 2 Test instead.

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How to Order Your COVID-19 Home Test Kit


Order your home test kit

Order your COVID-19 travel test to your door via Free Royal Mail or DPD Delivery (1-3 working days) tracked service. Your Passenger Locator number will be issued immediately for travel.


Do your travel test

Do your test and post back using priority returns with Royal Mail. Alternatively, you can drop your sample at one of our many testing centres for faster results. You then repeat this process on Day 8 with your second sample.


Receive your results

Your samples are reviewed when they are received at our lab, and you'll receive your doctor-signed certificates.

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The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from the UK, EU, and USA. As of October 4, the UK recognises vaccination certificates with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.

You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.

As of October 4th, the government has changed the current traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. The rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world.

What do the different categories of the UK's 'Traffic Light System' for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.
  • Rest of the world (unvaccinated): You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test, and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). Optionally you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Rest of the world (vaccinated): You will not need to quarantine on return, and you do not need to take a pre-departure test. You are required to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 of your return to the UK.

How will the government decide which countries go on the red list?

Countries are assigned to the red lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The red light category indicates a high level of risk in a given destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Before you travel to England you must:

Red List

  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book a quarantine hotel package (including 2 COVID-19 tests)

Rest of world (unvaccinated)

  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 travel tests (to be taken after arrival in England)

Rest of world (vaccinated)

  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Book a Day 2 COVID-19 test

On arrival in England you must:

Red List

  • Quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests

Rest of world (unvaccinated)

  • Quarantine at home/place you are staying for 10 days
  • Take a COVID-19 test on/before Day 2 and on/after Day 8
  • You may be able to end quarantine early through 'Test to Release'

Rest of world (vaccinated)

  • Take a COVID-19 test on/before Day 2 after you arrive
  • You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

UK arrivals that have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, USA, or other accepted vaccination programme at least 14 days ago are required by law to quarantine for 10 days, unless they pay to shorten their quarantine with an early release test. The bundle includes the mandatory PCR Day 2 and Day 8 tests to be completed at home and sent to the lab using a Royal Mail priority returns post box - all instructions are included with the test kits.

No - if you are quarantining at home you should leave them behind so they are guaranteed to be there when you get back from your trip.

Yes - If your destination requires you to quarantine in a government approved hotel upon your return.

Yes, you must still complete your Day 8 test even if you have ended quarantine due to early release. Not completing your mandatory tests could put you in breach of government regulations with a possible fine.

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