Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Testing for International Arrivals

Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Tests London

£119 (per test)

Book your Day 2 and Day PCR 8 tests at one of our London clinics, including Central London, Gatwick, and Heathrow.

Alternatively, you can purchase a Day 2 & Day PCR Testing package to be delivered to the location where you are self-isolating.

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Government listed PCR test provider in partnership with Randox
Fast turnaround
Book for up to six people at a time
Government Approved Test Provider 2021

When travellers arriving in England are not fully vaccinated or come from red list countries, they are legally required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing by Day 2 and after or on Day 8 of the obligatory ten-day self-isolation period.

Fully vaccinated travellers arriving from non-red list countries are not required to self-isolate nor take Day 8 tests. They need only take the Day 2 PCR tests.

People returning from red list countries are required to quarantine in a hotel approved by the government.

The Day 2 and Day 8 tests must be booked and paid for before your arrival in England. Whenever applicable, the Day 8 tests must be purchased alongside the Day 2 tests. Failure may result in fines or refusal to travel.

Depending on what you require, we provide both Day 2 and Day 8 test services as well as a single Day 2 test.

People returning from non-red list countries can reduce their quarantine periods by taking the Day 5 Test to Release.

  • What should I do on my arrival in England?

      If you are not fully vaccinated or have been to or through a red list, you are legally obligated to self-isolate for ten days on entering the UK. International arrivals from red list countries have to check in to a government-approved hotel for the quarantine period.

      Please check the government website for the latest information.

  • Can I come to your London clinics while I am self-isolating?

      Yes, you can, but only if you have a pre-booked test appointment. Your travel must be limited to only coming to our clinic and returning to your quarantine location after the test.

  • Where are the clinics located?

      Central London:

      London Address:

      10 Bury Pl
      Holborn
      London
      WC1A 2JL

      London PCR Map

      Using public transport

      Being located right in the heart of Central London, reaching the clinic could not be easier nor more convenient. If you are using the London Underground, there are several stations within walking distance. The closest one is Holborn.

      Walking from Holborn Station (6 min):
      Once you exit the station, follow High Holborn (A40). You will cross a Sainsbury’s and NatWest Bank. Then, immediately after you have passed Princess Louise pub, use the zebra crossing and continue walking west. At the intersection, slight right onto New Oxford St. Take the first right to enter Bury Pl. Walk straight until you reach Bloomsbury Way, then cross the road and turn left to enter Bury Pl again. A short distance later, the clinic will be on your right.

      Other underground stations in the vicinity are Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square.

      If you are using the bus, the closest stops to get off at are British Museum (Stop W), British Museum (Stop OA), Museum Street (Stop E) and Museum Street (Stop C).

      Driving

      For drivers, the NCP London Bloomsbury Square Car Park is a 2-minute walk from the clinic. Exit the NCP car park on Bloomsbury Square and walk towards Great Russell St. Take a left once you have reached Great Russell St, then turn left on Bury Pl. The clinic will be on your left after 190 ft.

       

      Gatwick:

      Address:

      Holiday Inn London Gatwick Airport
      Povey Cross Road
      Gatwick
      RH6 0BA

      Gatwick Airport PCR Map

      For customers who are driving

      Exit Gatwick Airport via the South Terminal and head northwest on Queens Gate. Turn left onto Perimeter Road North. In about 300 ft, turn right to stay on Perimeter Road North. Then, exit onto London Road (A23). Drive for 0.8 miles. Take the second exit at the roundabout to get on A217. The hotel will be on your left, about 400 ft away.

      For customers who are walking

      Exit via the South Terminal. Walk northwest on Queens Gate towards Racecourse Road. Take a right on reaching Racecourse Road. Take the first exit on the roundabout to get on Perimeter Road North. Turn right at the junction, then turn left to get on London Road (A23). Follow A23 for 0.8 miles. Take the second exit at the roundabout to go straight across. Holiday Inn London Gatwick Airport will be on your left.

      You may take the 24-hour airport shuttle bus to Holiday Inn London Gatwick Airport as well. The shuttle service runs every 15-30 minutes.

       

      Heathrow:

      Address:

      Hilton DoubleTree Heathrow
      745 Bath Road
      Cranford Way
      TW5 9QE
      United Kingdom

      Heathrow PCR Map

      Customers using public transport

      The Heathrow Hoppa bus regularly runs to and from the hotel. The Hoppa service is available at Terminals 2 and 3 from 04:52 to 22:52 and runs every 45 minutes. At Terminal 4 the bus service is available between 04:59 to 23:29 and runs every 30 minutes. The Terminal 5 service is available from 04:43 to 23:13 and runs every 30 minutes.

      One-way tickets are £6, and return tickets cost £11. Children under 15 can travel free accompanied by paying adults.

      Customers who are driving

      From junction 4 off the M4:

      Drive along with the Heathrow airport signs, then take the A4 slip road before the airport tunnel. Keep driving on the A4 Bath Road for two miles, notice the Central London signs along the way. Find the hotel to your left at the traffic lights.

      From junction 3 off the M4:

       After taking the third exit at the roundabout, follow the signs for Terminal 4 and Staines. Drive until you reach the Waggoners roundabout. Take the third exit at this roundabout; the sign will say ‘Terminals 2, 3 & 4’. Drive along the A4, go past the pedestrian crossing, and turn right at the traffic lights. Find the hotel on your immediate left.

      There is parking available for a fee of £15.

      Customers using public transport

      The Heathrow Hoppa bus regularly runs to and from the hotel. The Hoppa service is available at Terminals 2 and 3 from 04:52 to 22:52 and runs every 45 minutes. At Terminal 4 the bus service is available between 04:59 to 23:29 and runs every 30 minutes. The Terminal 5 service is available from 04:43 to 23:13 and runs every 30 minutes.

      One-way tickets are £6, and return tickets cost £11. Children under 15 can travel free accompanied by paying adults.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me for the test?

      Please bring valid passports of each individual with test appointments when coming to our clinic.

  • Booking Options

      Ideally, you must book the Day 2 and Day 8 tests at the same time. However, you can book only the Day 2 test appointment if that is the only one you require, or have made other arrangements for the Day 8 test.

      Moreover, we do provide at-home test kits if you wish. You can purchase them here.

  • Will you provide a reference number to include in my passenger locator form?

      Yes, we will. When you complete your order with us, you will get a unique reference number. You will need to quote this number on your passenger locator form before beginning your journey to England.

  • How will I receive my test results?

      We will send your test results to the email address you shared with us when booking.

  • When will I receive my results?

      We aim to send you the results the day after your sample is taken, however, due to the complexity of sequence testing it can take up to 72 hours to obtain a result (although this is rare). Please note, if your appointment time is after 5 pm we aim to get the results to you the day after next as you will have missed that day’s courier. For example, if your appointment is at 5.30 pm on a Monday we aim to get the results to you by Wednesday.

  • What should I do if I test positive?

      If you test positive for COVID-19, you must begin a fresh ten-day quarantine from one day after your test date.

  • What should I do if I test negative?

      You are required to finish just the ten days of mandatory quarantine on testing negative for both tests.

      However, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated arrivals from non-red list countries can reduce their quarantine periods by participating in the Test to Release scheme. Day 8 tests will still apply.

      Day 5 Tests to Release are available for purchase from us. Or, if you wish, you can book in-clinic appointments as well.

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