COVID-19 Day 2 and Day 2 & 8 Arrival PCR Tests

Home-sampling PCR test kits for travellers arriving in England from green- and amber-list countries.

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Day 2 & 8 Arrival PCR Tests

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    Next-day delivery (order before 2pm Mon-Fri)
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    Test results back within 48-72 hours or sooner (from receiving sample)
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    Tracked postal return of samples to the lab
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    Result certificate with QR code sent by email
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    Reference for your PLF

All arrivals to England need to take one or more PCR tests. The tests you'll need depend on your coronavirus vaccination status and your origin country.

Non-Vaccinated

Green Origin Country

You need to take a PCR test on, or before, the second day after your arrival to England.

Amber Origin Country

You need to take a PCR test on, or before, the second day after your arrival to England. You also need to take a test on, or after, the eighth day following your arrival.

Fully-Vaccinated

Green Origin Country

You need to take a PCR test on, or before, the second day after your arrival to England.

Amber Origin Country

You need to take a PCR test on, or before, the second day after your arrival to England.

How it Works

We're confident in our service and want you to be confident too. Here's how it works:

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Order Your Test

Order before you arrive in England & we'll email your test reference for your online passenger locator form (PLF).

DPD tracked next-day delivery for orders before 2pm Mon-Fri. No dispatches weekends / public holidays.

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Take Your Sample

Take your sample on the correct day after arriving in England


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Use our calculator to find out when to take your tests.

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Register & Return

Register your details online.

Post your sample back to the lab with the include Royal Mail Track 24 envelope.

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Get Your Result

We'll email your signed result within 48-72 hours of receiving your sample.

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When Should You Collect Your Sample?

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Arrivals from green-list countries should take a single "day 2" test on or before day two after arrival.

Arrivals from amber-list countries need to quarantine for 10 days and must take a "day 2" test on or before day two after arrival. They also need to take a "day 8" test on or after the eighth day after arrival.

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Day 2 and 8 Testing Checklist

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Visit our Help Centre

We understand that testing for travel is stressful and complicated. Our in-depth Help Centre will help you understand the process and answer your questions.

Important: Our Commitment To You

We have processed thousands of coronavirus tests and deliver results quickly in the vast majority of cases. However, it's important to be clear about what we can and cannot guarantee.

We're frontline doctors

We're a group of frontline doctors who strongly believe in responsible medical testing. We want to help people to control of their health through transparent, evidence-based information and access to medical testing.

Dr. Kinross

Dr James Kinross

- MBBS FRCS PhD

James is a consultant surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital in London and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. His research interests include the application of novel technologies for diagnostics in human health.

Dr. Merrifield

Dr Claire Merrifield

- MBBS MRCGP PhD

Claire is a GP in London. Claire’s undergraduate degree was related to infectious disease in animals and humans and her doctorate thesis at Imperial College London looked at the interactions between probiotics, the immune system and gut metabolism.

Dr. Scott

Dr Alasdair Scott

- MBBS MRCS PhD

Alasdair received his medical degree and PhD from Imperial College London and is a surgical registrar in London. Alasdair is a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London and is involved in research into the interactions between micro-organisms and human health.

We're experts in the healthcare sector

Nick

Nick Burnett

- Msc

Nick is a director at a global management consultancy firm and has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. He's worked with multiple private healthcare businesses, diagnostic and medtech providers and pharmaceutical companies.

He has a keen interest in supporting efforts by employers to get their staff back to work in a safe and effective manner.