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Day 2 and Day 8 Covid Tests 

All international arrivals to England must follow government rules on their return. What rules you must follow when you arrive in England from abroad depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive and your vaccination status. Please refer to the government website here for the latest guidance on international travel.

At London Doctors Clinic, we offer flexible solutions to Covid travel tests including day 2 and 8 test bundles plus separate 2 and 8 tests, both in clinic and at home. Book your Covid travel tests for returning to the UK using the drop-down below.

 

 

Green list countries and territories  

  • Take a Covid test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you start your journey back to the UK.  
  • Book and pay for a day 2 test before you travel. When you book your test, you will receive a reference number that must be included on your passenger locator form to enter England. You will need to take this test on or before day 2 of your arrival to England.   
  • Complete a passenger locator form. 

Please note the above rules also apply to fully vaccinated passengers arriving from amber list countries. Please visit the government website here for more information.

Amber list countries and territories (excluding those fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK)

  • Take a Covid test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you start your journey back to the UK.  
  • Book and pay for a day 2 and 8 test before you travel. You must take your day 2 test on or before day 2 and your day 8 test on or after day 8 of your quarantine. When you book your day 2 and day 8 tests, 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.  
  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days.  

 

Book a Covid day 2 and day 8 travel test package or book your day 2 and day 8 tests separately at select clinics using the booking drop-down below. All arrivals to England must take a test on or before day 2 of the quarantine period for variant surveillance.

Select your day 2 and 8 test package below or book your day 2 and day 8 tests separately at select clinics only.

Please note that for the test package (day 2 AND 8), 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.

Please note if you are travelling from a red list country, please visit the government website here for more information.

 

How do I book a private travel test package?

You can book your Covid day 2 and day 8 tests at our clinics shown on the booking drop-down. We offer both a day 2 and 8 test package or tests can be bought separately. Please note calendars show live availability for the travel test package UK. If the slots are blanked out it means we’re fully booked.

Home Day 2/8 tests are available through our lab partner. Please select choose “home day 2/8 and Test to Release Covid testing” on the dropdown at the top of this page. Covid day 2 and/or 8 home tests ordered on Monday to Thursday will be dispatched on the next working day by our lab partners delivery service. Tests ordered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.  Tests will not be dispatched on the bank or public holidays. Please note Test to Release Covid home tests will only be dispatched prior to day 5 of your mandatory quarantine. 

Please follow instructions provided with your home post-travel tests and return using our lab partner’s dropbox or using a DX dropbox as each testing kit should include a DX return label.


Please note arrivals from amber countries can leave their place of quarantine to travel to a testing centre for day 2 and day 8 testing.

 

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

Day 2 test

Arrivals from green and amber list countries need to take a Covid test on or before day 2 of their 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(if from amber list country. Please note that we are unable to refund your day 2 and day 8 test package if you do not complete your day 8 test.

Day 8 test

If you are travelling from an amber country and you’re not fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK, 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 an amber country and you’re required to self-isolate, 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.

 

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. 

 

Day 2 and Day 8 Home Covid Tests 

We also offer day 2 and 8 bundles plus separate day 2 and 8 tests for home delivery via our lab partner.  Please follow the instructions sent with your Covid tests. Once you receive your test through the mail, you’ll need to activate it online. You will then receive a notification when you activate your Covid test, when it arrives at the lab and when you get your results. 

 

Return Delivery options:

  • Using our lab partner’s dropbox 
  • Using a DX dropbox, each testing kit should include a DX return label.

 

When will my home Day 2/8 test get delivered? 

Tests ordered on Monday to Thursday will be dispatched on the next working day by our lab partner’s delivery service.  Tests ordered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.

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 in England from a green or amber list country and are required to take a day 2 test on or after day 2 of their arrival.

Arrivals from amber countries must take a day 2 test on or after day 2 of their arrival and on or after day 8 of their quarantine. Please note those who are fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine, and arrive from an amber list country, do not have to take a day 8 Covid test.

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

After purchasing your day 2 and/or day 8 test/s, 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 London, 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 your day 2 and/or 8 tests before you travel and include and the travel test package UK booking reference number on your passenger locator form when arriving to England.

You can book your tests on this page for London Covid day 2 and day 8 tests, as well as Birmingham day 2 and 8 test cheapest available.

 

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

You can take your Covid day 2 test with/without day 8 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 package online today.

You can also purchase your day 2 and day 8 tests for home delivery.

When will my home Day 2/8 test get delivered?

Tests ordered on Monday to Thursday will be dispatched on the next working day by our lab partners delivery service.  Tests ordered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on Monday.  Tests will not be dispatched on the bank or public holidays, it will fall to the next working day.

How do I return my day 2 and/or 8 home covid tests?

You can drop off your test via our partner’s free dropbox or alternatively using a DX dropbox as each kit should include a DX return label.

Can I stop self-isolating if I test negative?

No, if you arrive from an amber list country, 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 cheapest day 2 and 8 Covid test UK on this page.

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

If you have arrived from an amber list country and you are not fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK, 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, 

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

Book your day 2 and day 8 covid test UK cheapest prices available directly on this page. 

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

Yes, if you have arrived from an amber list country, you can leave your quarantine only to conduct your Covid tests through the Covid Travel Test Package UK 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 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 out more information on the government website here

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. Day 2 and day 8 covid test UK cheapest prices available to book on this page.

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 day 2 and 8 test cheapest options on this page.

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. If you’re looking for the cheapest day 2 and day 8 Covid test UK, book your travel test package UK directly on this page today.

Can I book my day 2 and day 8 tests separately?

Yes, it is possible to purchase a day 2 and day 8 test separately at select clinics only.

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