PLEASE DO NOT BOOK 2 REGULAR HOME TESTS INSTEAD OF YOUR DAY 2 AND DAY 8 TRAVEL TEST PACKAGE AS THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.

Day 2 and 8 tests

Find all the information on the Travel Test Package below.

£175

Travel Test Package

What are the Day 2 and 8 Tests?

As of February 15th, people travelling to the United Kingdom from outside the Common Travel Area and not travelling from a red list country must:

  • Self-isolate for 10 days;
  • Take a compulsory RT-PCR home test on day 2 and on day 8 of their self-isolation (Travel Test Package);
  • Follow National Lockdown Rules.

Please see further information on the government website.

BUY YOUR TESTS

Once you have ordered your kit, you will receive it the next business day. Please note the cut-off time for next-day delivery is 1PM. Please note that we do not send deliveries on weekend. An order placed after 1PM on a Friday will be shipped the following Monday.

What to do before travelling to the United Kingdom?

Here is what you need to do before arriving to the United Kingdom:

  • Take a Covid-19 RT-PCR test and get a negative result during the 3 days prior to your travel;
  • Book and pay for your Day 2 and 8 tests, which will includes the RT-PCR tests to be taken on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine;
  • Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will self-isolate when you arrive and with your Travel Test Package booking reference number.

How does it work?

You will need to order your package before your arrival to the UK, as you will need to provide your booking reference on your Passenger Locator Form. The package includes 2 RT-PCR tests that you will receive at home. You will need to carefully follow the instructions of the self-swab and return your kits straight after using them.

  • The Day 2 test must be done on or before Day 2 of your self-isolation – Do your test as soon as you arrive in the UK and send your kit back to us directly;
  • The Day 8 test must be done on or after Day 8 of your self-isolation.

Please note that these tests are not part of the Test to Release scheme. You will still need to finish your self-isolation period regardless of the results of your tests.

IMPORTANT: In line with government regulations we can only offer Day 2 and Day 8 testing for “amber list” countries. Bookings for “red list” countries will commence on the 26th April 2021. While some destinations including Spain, the Canaries, Greece and Cyprus accept PCR tests performed at home and posted to a lab, others including Dubai stipulate that the test is taken at a registered test facility, some say it must be performed by a clinician.

Where can I order my test?

You can now order your Day 2 and 8 tests with Biogroup Laboratory, as we are on the Government’s list of providers.

Please note that you will still need to do your Day 8 test even if you take part in the Test to Release scheme and finish your self isolation on day 6.

THE TRAVEL TEST PACKAGE WILL BE DELIVERED DIRECTLY IN YOUR POSTBOX.

Sampling Instructions

Download your Day 2 and 8 Instruction Sheet for more information on taking and returning the sample. These instructions will also be included with your Home Kit.
You can also visit our FAQ section.

Return Instructions

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE HERE FOR EACH OF YOUR TESTS. We will not be able to provide your results if you fail to do so.Make sure that you select the Day 2 or the Day 8 test accordingly.

Make sure that you put the specimen bag containing your tube sample into the return envelope. That is the one with our address and logo on it. Seal it with the security seal label included inside your kit. Please be careful to place your Day 2 test in your Day 2 envelope and your Day 8 test in your Day 8 envelope.
If you are using your own courier service, make sure that your return label does not cover our address or the UN3373 logo.

Royal Mail

Your Day 2 and you Day 8 envelope have both been previously stamped with our Royal Mail machine. Once you have finished packing your test, all you have to do is seal the envelope and drop it at the nearest Royal Mail priority postbox, so that we receive it at our lab the next day.