Arrivals Day 2 and Day 8 Testing During Quarantine

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Mandatory to perform two PCR tests on the second and eighth day of arrival in the UK. Be sure of your Covid-19 status after travelling with our gold standard, DHSC government approved Covid-19 PCR tests.

  • Results available within 48 hours of laboratory receiving swabs
  • CE Marked and PHE validated Covid-19 PCR tests.
  • Detects all currently known Covid-19 variants
  • Simple and convenient self-swab kit for Covid-19
  • Free Royal Mail 1st Class delivery (order before 2pm Mon-Fri)
  • Free Royal Mail Tracked 24 returns to the testing laboratory


A separate order must be completed and purchased for each traveller (aged 5 or older) in order to generate the individual unique booking reference number required for entry on your Passenger Locator Form.

Delivery of kits back to the lab is your own responsibility and the turnaround time stated is from receipt of the swab at the laboratory. One Scientific is not liable for any other associated costs in the event of your results being inconclusive or if you book or take your test outside the required timeframes.

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    Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international travel arrivals

    Please see the Governments website for up to date requirements for entering or returning to the UK. If you are travelling to WalesScotland or Northern Ireland you will need to follow separate guidelines.

    We use a Government-approved registered private provider for Day 2 and Day 8 Covid-19 testing.

    Your Day 2 Covid-19 PCR test should ideally be taken on or before Day 2 of your self-isolation period and then another test on or after Day 8, if required.

    If you are returning from a country which is not on the UK Government’s red list, you are eligible to shorten your 10-day quarantine period with a Test-to-Release PCR test on day 5.

    Day 2 & Day 8 Testing: How does it work?

    • Book a test before you travel – you can pre-book this at the same time as your outbound travel / Fit-to-Fly test
    • We will send the test kit to your chosen address.
    • When you are ready to sample for the Day 2 test, follow the provided instructions and use the allocated Day 2 swab. Swab samples must be activated online at time of sampling. Please note Failure to activate your swab via the app will prevent you receiving your results.
    • Return your swab test using the included Royal Mail Tracked 24 return. If required, you can arrange the swab return via courier.
    • Your results will be available by email within 48 hours of the laboratory receiving your sample.
    • Repeat the above process for the Day 8 test, if required.
    • If eligible, you can shorten your quarantine period with a Test-to-Release PCR test on day 5.

    Still have some questions?

    Please see our FAQ page for those questions we get asked most about our Coronavirus Test (Covid-19). If you can’t find your question here please contact a member of our team at [email protected]