Mandatory Day 2 & 8 PCR Test 

Laboratory Travel Tests for Mandatory Government International Travel

Please be aware that as of 26/11/21, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini have been added to the red list, with all flights being suspended temporarily.

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Mandatory Day 2

In Clinic

£69

Postal Self Service

£69

Mandatory Day 2 & 8

In Clinic

£119

Postal Self Service

£119

International arrivals. What PCR test should I take?

This is what you need to do if you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England

Before you travel to England – fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

  • book and pay for a COVID-19 test – to be taken before the end of day 2 in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • Until 4am 30 November, you can choose a lateral flow test or a PCR test.
  • From 4am 30 November, you must take a PCR test.
  • You cannot use an NHS test for this. You must use a private test provider.
  • You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.
  • If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test.

When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated

  • After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2. The day you arrive is day 0.
  • This is the lateral flow or PCR test that you booked before travel.
  • If the test result is negative, you do not need to self-isolate.

This is what you need to do if you you are not fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England – Not fully vaccinated

  • to do if you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.
  • Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated
  • Before you travel to England you must:
  • take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 3 days before you travel to England
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England


After you arrive in England  — Not fully vaccinated

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 full days
  • take your COVID-19 PCR tests – you must book these tests before you travel
  • You must take the first test on or before day 2 and the second test on or after day 8. The day you arrive is day 0.
  • If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You need to book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England on those days.

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