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Covid Travel Test Package | Day 2 and Day 8 Covid Test


Day 2 and Day 8 Covid Travel Test Package 

All international arrivals to England (excluding those from the common travel area countries*), who are not travelling from a ‘red list’ country must quarantine for 10 days and are required to book a travel test package. Book a day 2 and day 8 Covid test travel package and take a test on or before day 2 of the quarantine period for variant surveillance, and another Covid test on or after day 8 of the quarantine period to check you do not currently have Covid. 

 

 

Please note that initially, you are only required to book an appointment for your day 2 test. The day 8 test is booked when you attend the day 2 test appointment.

 

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the ‘red list’ in the 10 days before arriving in England, you must:

  • Take a Covid test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you start your journey
  • Book and pay for the Covid Travel Test Package before you travel. The Covid Travel Test Package will include both Covid tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine. When you book your day 2 and day 8 testing package, you will receive a reference number that must be included on your passenger locator form in order to enter England
  • Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will quarantine when you arrive in England and the travel test package booking reference number

 

*The common travel area includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man

 

How do I book a private travel test package?

You can book your day 2 and day 8 covid test package at our clinics shown below. Please note calendars show live availability for the travel test package. If the slots are blanked out it means we’re fully booked.

Please note, you will be booked in for your day 8 appointment once you have attended your day 2 appointment.

Day 2 and 8 Covid Test Package Price
PCR Swab Home Test £219 inc. shipping

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Birmingham) £229 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Chislehurst) £229 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Esher) £229 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Holborn) £229 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (London Bridge) £229 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Waterloo) £229 inc. appointment

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Please note you can leave your place of quarantine to travel to a testing centre for your day 2 and day 8 Covid testing.

 

What happens if I test positive on my day 2 and day 8 Covid test?

Day 2 test

You need to take a Covid test on or before day 2 of your quarantine period to help identify any potential new variants of Covid. We are also required by the UK Government to send your day 2 test for genomic sequencing. If you test positive on your day 2 test, you must quarantine for a further 10 days beginning on the day the test was taken.

If you test positive on your day 2 test, you do not need to take the test on day 8. Please note that we are unable to refund your day 2 and day 8 Covid test package if you do not complete your day 8 test.

Day 8 test

You also need to take a Covid test on or after day 8 (unless you received a positive result from your day 2 test). If you test positive on your day 8 test, you will need to continue to quarantine until day 19.

 

Can I reduce my quarantine length?

If you have arrived from a non ‘red list’, you can leave quarantine early if you receive a negative test result on or after day 5 through the Test to Release programme. London Doctors Clinic are a Government-accredited provider for the Test to Release for International Travel scheme.

Please note that the Test to Release Programme is separate from the Covid Test Travel Package and does require an additional Covid test. If you test negative through a Test to Release Covid test and finish your mandatory quarantine on or after day 5, you still need to take your day 8 test.

 

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Test to Release Covid Test Price
PCR Swab in Clinic (Birmingham) £144 inc. appointment

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PCR Swab in Clinic (Waterloo) £144 inc. appointment

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What countries are on the red list?

Please refer to the UK Government website here for an up to date list of countries on the ‘red list’. This list is continually updated and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are not required to complete a mandatory hotel quarantine. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a day 2 and day 8 Covid test?

It is now a requirement by the Government that anyone arriving to England from a non ‘red list’ country must quarantine for 10 days and are required to take a Covid test on or after day 2 and day 8 of quarantine. Book your day 2 and day 8 Covid test package today.

What happens if one of my day 2 and day 8 covid tests has a positive result?

After purchasing your day 2 and day 8 Covid test package, if you receive a positive result on your day 2 test, you must quarantine for a further 10 days. However, you then do not need to take the test on day 8. 

If you purchase a day 2 and 8 test, and you receive a positive result on your day 8 test, you will need to remain in quarantine for a further 10 days, until day 19.

Please note that we are unable to refund your day 2 and day 8 testing package in the event that you do not complete your day 8 test. 

 

When do I book my Covid Test Travel Package?

You must book and pay for a Covid travel test package before you travel and include and the travel test package booking reference number on your passenger locator form when arriving to England. You can book your tests on this page for London day 2 and day 8 Covid tests, as well as in Birmingham.

Where do I take my Covid day 2 and 8 tests?

You can take your day 2 and day 8 Covid tests at the clinics listed on this page only. We are not offering this service at any of our other clinics. Please do not attend the clinic if you are showing any symptoms of Covid. Book your day 2 and day 8 Covid test travel package online today.

Can I stop self-isolating if I test negative?

No, you must complete your full 10 days of quarantine unless you opt for the Test to Release Programme which allows you to leave quarantine after day 5 of quarantine. However, you must still take your day 8 test even if you have reduced the length of your quarantine through the Test to Release Programme. Book your day 2 and 8 tests on this page.

How much does the Covid Travel Test Package cost?

Our Covid-19 Testing on Day 2 and Day 8 for International Arrivals is £229 including appointment costs.

Can I still use Test to Release to leave quarantine early?

If you have arrived from a non ‘red list’, you can choose to leave quarantine early if you test negative for Covid on or after day 5 through the Test to Release programme. However, you must still take your day 8 test, after booking the day 2 and 8 test package.

Please note that the Test to Release Programme is separate from the Covid Test Travel Package and involves an additional Covid test.

Can I leave my quarantine location to collect or conduct my COVID-19 test?

Yes, you can leave your quarantine only to conduct your Covid tests through the Covid Travel Test Package or Test to Release Programme. 

What if I am travelling from a red list country?

According to the government website, If you have been in or through any country on the ‘red list’ within the 10 days prior to arriving in England, you will be refused entry to the UK.

You can find out more information on the government website here.

Can I book day 2 and day 8 London travel test package?

If you’re looking for a travel test package London day 2 and day 8 testing, you can order your tests directly on this page. We also offer tests for day 2 and day 8 Birmingham and UK-wide with a day 2 and day 8 home test kit.

How easy is it to book day 2 and day 8 testing?

Our Covid-19 Testing on Day 2 and Day 8 for International Arrivals links are all on this page. You can book your day 2 and day 8 Birmingham or travel test package London at the top of the page. You can also book our day 2 and day 8 home test kit. 

What is the cheapest day 2 and 8 Covid test UK?

If you are looking for the cheapest day 2 and day 8 Covid test UK, take a look at our options on this page. Book your day 2 and day 8 Covid test UK wide today.

When do I book an appointment for my day 8 test?

You will be booked in for your day 8 appointment once you have attended your day 2 appointment at one of our select clinics.