Day 2 and Day 8 Covid Tests for International Travel Arrivals
Mandatory Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 tests for international travel arrivals to England, from 15th February 2021.
Book your testing package here with One5 Health (coming soon).
When you arrive in England, UK you must go straight to the place where you intend to quarantine. You are allowed to leave your house to get your covid day 2 and day 8 covid test in an a medical facility.
Please see the government website for further details.
Day 2 and Day Covid Tests FAQs
What are the new requirements for testing on day 2 and 8 after returning to England?
Quarantine for 10 days
Take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and 8 of quarantine
Follow the national lockdown rules
What is the Common Travel Area?
The Common Travel Area comprises the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not included. Further information is on the government website.
What do I do if I’m travelling from a ‘red list’ country?
A red list country is a country where travel to the UK is banned. Anyone who is arriving in England who has visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before their arrival needs to follow the UK government’s guidance.
What do I need to do before I travel to England?
Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result no more than during the 3 days before you travel.
Book and pay for a Travel Test Package, which will includes COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine.
Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will quarantine when you arrive and the Travel Test Package booking reference number.
What happens if I provide incorrect information or don’t quarantine?
How do I book a day 2 and 8 testing package?
Is testing on day 2 and 8 following returning to England compulsory?
When can I leave quarantine?
Can I leave quarantine early if my day 8 test is negative?
When can I take my day 2 and 8 tests?
Can I get my day 2 and 8 test kits early?
Can I still use Test to Release to leave quarantine early?
Do I still need to take my day 8 test if I test negative for COVID-19 with Test to Release?
What happens if I test positive in either of the day 2 or 8 tests?
Does the Travel Test Package include genomic sequencing?
Where can I find the passenger locator form?
How can I travel to where I’m going to quarantine?
Can I leave my quarantine location to collect or conduct my COVID-19 test?
Can I have more details of what to do in quarantine?
For full details of quarantine requirements, please see the government website.