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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, both in clinic and at home. Book your day 2/8 tests using the drop-down below.

DAY 2 PCR SWAB TESTS

Please note post-travel Covid tests can only be booked using the dropdown below. This test can be taken between day 0 and the end of day 2 post arriving in England.

Click here for top tips for booking your home post-travel Covid tests.

 

 

Non-red list countries and fully vaccinated

DAY 2 PCR SWAB TESTS

  • Book and pay for a day 0-2 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 before the end of day 2 of your arrival to England.
  • You must self-isolate until you receive the results.  
  • Complete a passenger locator form. 

Non-red list countries and not fully vaccinated

  • 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. When you book your day 2 and 8 test, you must specify whether you’re fully vaccinated and the country from which you are travelling.
  • Complete a passenger locator form.  
  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days.   

Please visit the government website here for more information.

Book your day 2 and day 8 tests separately at select clinics using the booking drop-down on this page. All arrivals to England must take a PCR swab test before the end of day 2. You can take this test anytime between arrival and the end of day 2. 

Red list countries

Please note if you are travelling from a red list country you required to take PCR swab test within 3 days of travel and book quarantine hotel package for when you arrive.

Visit the government website here for more information on current red list countries and quarantine requirements.

 

How do I book a private travel test?

You can book your Covid day 2 and day 8 tests at our clinics shown on the booking drop-down. Please note calendars show live availability for the travel test package UK. If the slots are blanked out it means we’re fully booked. Please note when you are booking your day 2 and 8 Covid tests, you must specify whether you’re fully vaccinated and the country from which you are travelling.

Home Day 2/8 PCR tests are available through our lab partner. Please click the dropdown at the top of this page. Covid day 2 and/or 8 home PCR tests will be dispatched in 2-4 working days once order confirmation is sent. Tests are sent by our lab partner’s delivery service. 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 the instructions provided with your home post-travel PCR tests and return using our lab partner’s dropbox.

Please note when you are completing the day 2/8 Covid test booking form, you will need to choose the option relevant to your vaccination status and where you are travelling from.

Please note non-vaccinated arrivals from non-red list 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 Lateral Flow test

All arrivals from non-red list countries need to take a Covid test on or before day 2 after their arrival to England to help identify any potential new variants of Covid. Fully vaccinated arrivals can choose a lateral flow test or a PCR test for their Day 2 test. If you choose to take a lateral flow test and the result is positive, you must take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test. 

Day 2 PCR test

If you are not fully vaccinated or you choose to take a Day 2 PCR test instead of a lateral flow (fully vaccinated passengers only) and you test positive, 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 (non-vaccinated). 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 a non-red list country and you’re not fully vaccinated, 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 country and you’re not fully vaccinated, 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 Day 2 and Day 8 tests 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 PCR Tests 

We also offer day 2 and 8 PCR 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. 

Please note when you are completing the day 2/8 Covid PCR test booking form, you will need to choose the option relevant to your vaccination status and where you are travelling from.

Return Delivery options:

  • Using our lab partner’s dropbox 

 

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

Tests will be dispatched in 4-6 working days once order confirmation is sent. Tests are sent by our lab partner’s delivery service.

 
We also offer Day 2 lateral flow tests. Please use the dropdown at the top of this page to book your Day 2 lateral flow test.

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 non-red list country are required to take a day 2 test on or after day 2 of their arrival. Vaccinated passengers can choose between a lateral flow test or a PCR test.  

Non-vaccinated arrivals must take a day 2 PCR test on or after day 2 of their arrival and on or after day 8 of their quarantine. 

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

Day 2 Lateral Flow test

All arrivals from non-red list countries need to take a Covid test on or before day 2 after their arrival to England to help identify any potential new variants of Covid. Fully vaccinated arrivals can choose a lateral flow test or a PCR test for their Day 2 test. If you choose to take a lateral flow test and the result is positive, you must take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test. 

Day 2 PCR test

If you are not fully vaccinated or you choose to take a Day 2 PCR test instead of a lateral flow (fully vaccinated passengers only) and you test positive, 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 (non-vaccinated). 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 a non-red list country and you’re not fully vaccinated, 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.

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 PCR tests for home delivery.

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

Home Day 2/8  PCR tests will be dispatched in 2-4 working days once order confirmation is sent.  Day 2/8 Covid PCR tests are sent by our lab partner’s delivery service.

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

You can drop off your PCR test via our partner’s free dropbox.

Can I stop self-isolating if I test negative?

No, if you arrive from a non-red list country and you’re not fully vaccinated, 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 a non-red list country and you are not fully vaccinated, 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 PCR 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 a non-red list country and you’re not fully vaccinated, 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. Book your cheapest day 2 and 8 Covid test UK today.

Where can I find my day 2 reference number for the UK Passenger Locator Form?

Your Day 2 reference number is included in the email confirmation when you book your day 2 test. It will be in the format of 5 letters and 7 numbers e.g. ABCDE1234567. You will need this number to complete the UK Passenger Locator Form required for entry into the country.

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. If you are looking for a day 2 covid test uk cheapest online – tests are available to book on this page.

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