COVID-19 Test To Release Test

Government recognised provider

COVID-19 Test To Release Test

Gets you back to work, in the gym or seeing friends and family as soon as possible.

  • End your self-isolation period up to 5 days early
  • Results available within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample
  • Government-recognised Test to Release provider

Covid-19 PCR Test

Doctor-Signed Test to Release Certificate

How to Order Your COVID-19 Home Test Kit

The simplest and most accurate way to get tested today

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Order your home test kit online

Order to receive your COVID-19 Test To Release Test to your door via Free Royal Mail or DPD Standard Delivery (1-3 working days) tracked service.

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Doing your test at home

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.

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Receive your certified results by secure email

Your sample is analysed and you’ll receive your doctor-signed results certificate within 24 hours of our lab receiving your sample.

Looking for a clinic test or need results faster?

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.

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Your Result Certificate

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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Dr. Jeremy Harris

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We've helped people fly to
74 countries around the world

Including China, Dubai, India, Italy, Greece, Germany, Maldives, Spain, France, Thailand, Japan and the USA.

FAQs About The COVID-19 Test To Release Test

Have questions? Get answers to your questions from our expert covid support team 7 days a week.

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.

Test to release is a government scheme that allows you to end self isolation 4 days early if you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. We are a leading approved provider of these tests which are only available privately.

If you book an outbound Fit to Fly test with us, we'll give you a 10% discount on your returning Test to Release Test.

If you're returning to the UK and you want to leave quarantine early you’ll need to take a Test to Release test at least 5 days after your arrival in addition to the Day 2 & Day 8 Travel Test Package tests. You can book your Travel Test Package with us here.

If you arrive from a country that is on the Gov.uk banned list during the last 10 days 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. You can find more information relating to red list countries on the UK government's website.

No, Test to Release is voluntary if you want to end your self-isolation 4 days early.

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