COVID-19 Day 2 & Day 8 Tests Explained
Return Day 2 and Day 8 Test
- Government tests suitable for UK arrivals who aren't fully vaccinated from the UK, EU, or USA.
- Includes your Day 2 & Day 8 PCR tests
- Government-recognised Day 2 & Day 8 provider
The simplest and most accurate way to get tested today
Order before 2pm Monday–Friday to receive your COVID-19 Day 2 & Day 8 Tests to your door via DPD next day tracked service.
*Orders placed after 2pm Friday or over the weekend are dispatched the next week day (excludes public holidays).
Collect your sample and send it to our lab using a pre-paid Royal Mail postage label and post at a Priority Postbox, or drop it off at one of our nationwide clinics for even faster results. Results available within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.
Your sample is analysed and you’ll receive your doctor-signed results certificate within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.
Visit one of our nationwide test centres with over 1,000 in person appointments available daily. They also serve as a convenient pick up and drop off point for home test kits.
All PCR and antigen test results are verified and come with a certificate valid for international outbound and UK return travel.
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Including China, Dubai, India, Italy, Greece, Germany, Maldives, Spain, France, Thailand, Japan and the USA.
Have questions? Get answers to your questions from our expert covid support team 7 days a week.
As overseas travel can take place from 17 May, the government has devised a traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. Countries may be red, amber, or green. Each colour corresponds to specific rules when returning to the UK.
What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?
How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?
Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each 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:
Amber Plus List
On arrival in England you must:
Amber Plus List
UK arrivals from amber listed countries that are not vaccinated in the UK, EU or USA 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.
If you have accidentally registered the wrong barcode or test type please contact our customer support team so we can assist you in registering your test correctly.