Amber List Package

From: £199.00

Please note: If you were fully vaccinated by the NHS at least 14 days ago, you can purchase the Green List Package or a single Day 2 Test. This doesn’t apply to Amber+ countries, so please visit our travel information page if you’re unsure.

Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Tests

Day 2 & Day 8 Test

Pre-travel PCR Test

Mandatory for entry to most countries.

Day 5 (Test to Release) PCR Test


Additional information

Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Tests

Type of package

Day 2 & Day 8 Test

Pre-travel PCR Test


1 Test (Pre or Post Travel), 2 Tests (Pre and Post Travel)

  • Information

      If you travel to a country on the government’s ‘amber list’, you must quarantine for ten days on return to the UK. Furthermore, you will be legally required to take Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests.

      Following a recent amendment to the rule, however, fully vaccinated UK residents will not be required to quarantine and need only take a Day 2 PCR test on return. So, if you have received both your shots from the NHS, your requirements of travelling to and back from ‘amber list’ countries will be the same as that of the ‘green list’ countries. Please be advised, these exemptions are not applicable for visiting countries on the ‘amber+ list’, regardless of your vaccination status.

      With the resumption of foreign travel from the UK and the ‘traffic light’ travel system in place, we now offer simplified test packages under the new system.

      For visitors to ‘amber list’ countries, we provide the following tests:

      • Pre-departure PCR tests (optional)
      • Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests
      • Day 5 Test to Release (optional)

      You can buy all the tests together or separately as you may require them. Many countries on the ‘amber list’ require international visitors to produce a negative result from a PCR test taken before travelling to them. Conversely, many do not.

      The government’s Test to Release scheme applies only to ‘amber list’ country returnees. You can opt in to this scheme for a shortened quarantine period. The Day 5 Test to Release is entirely voluntary and can only be utilized if you are self-isolating in England.

      The Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests are mandatory and, therefore, must be purchased before you commence on your journey. The Day 2 test must be taken on or before the second day of your arrival in England, and the Day 8 test must be taken on or after the eighth day of your quarantine period. The day of your arrival in the UK is Day 0.

  • Do I need a PCR test before travelling?

      In most cases, you will need to have a negative result from a PCR test before travelling to a foreign country.

      However, several ‘amber list’ countries may not have a pre-departure PCR test as a prerequisite for entry.

      You can check if your intended destination requires a PCR test for entry on the government’s website. Additionally, you can visit our travel advice page for the latest information.

  • When should I take the pre-departure PCR test?

      Most countries will want a negative result from PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. However, this might not be the case at your destination as every country has its own entry requirement.

      It is best to refer to the government’s website for the latest foreign travel requirements.

      In case you require quicker results, you can book our in-clinic testing service for same-day results.

  • When should I buy the Day 2 and Day 8 tests?

      You will have to purchase these tests well before your travel back to the UK. Ideally, you must do this before your journey out of the UK, along with any of the other tests you may require.

      On buying the tests, we will give you a unique reference number (starting VIVOC). You must enter this number in your passenger locator form as proof of test purchase.

  • Do I have to buy a Day 5 test?

      The Day 5 Test to Release is entirely voluntary. If you opt in to the Test to Release scheme, you can take a PCR test on Day 5 of your quarantine period. If you receive a negative result from this test, your quarantine ends early. However, you must still take both Day 2 and Day 8 tests.

      To be eligible to participate in the Test to Release scheme, you must be self-isolating in England.

  • When will my Day 2 and Day 8 test kits arrive?

      We will send the Day 2 test kit to your preferred address one day before your arrival in the UK. The test kit should reach you the day you arrive.

      Likewise, we will dispatch the Day 8 test kit on the seventh day of your quarantine period so you receive it the next day.

  • What should I do with my test kit?

      Before you collect swab samples using the test kit, please read the instructions included first. It is a straightforward self-administer test. Once the sample collection is done, please send the test back to us using the enclosed envelope.

      For your convenience, we have two options for you to send your samples to us. You may use your nearest Randox dropbox as we have partnered up with Randox Laboratories. You may also use the closest DX Courier drop site available.

  • When will I receive my results?

      We aim to process and send you the test results within 48 hours of you posting the samples. Once the samples reach our laboratory, it takes up to 24 hours for the results to be ready.

  • What should I do if I test positive on a PCR test?

      If you test positive in either the Day 2, Day 5 or Day 8 tests, you must restart the ten-day quarantine from one day after you had taken the PCR test. This will be in addition to the days you had already spent in self-isolation before the test.

      If you test positive on the PCR test for travel, you must cancel or delay your travel plans and immediately enter a ten-day quarantine period.

  • What should I do if I test negative?

      If you get a negative result from the pre-departure PCR test, you may proceed with your travel.

      When you test negative on the Day 2 and Day 8 tests, you may finish self-isolating as soon as the mandatory ten days of quarantine are done. There will be no extensions.

      In the case of the Day 5 Test to Release, you can end self-isolating immediately after receiving a negative result.

  • What if my travel destination is moved to the ‘red list’?

      In case the country you are travelling to is moved to the ‘red list’ after you ordered your tests, you will not have to purchase any further tests. When returning to the UK from a ‘red list’ country, you will require both Day 2 and Day 8 tests.

      However, you must now quarantine at a government-approved hotel on your return. You must make arrangements for that through the government’s website.

      Also, you will no longer be eligible for the Test to Release scheme.

  • What if my travel destination is moved to the ‘green list’?

      In such cases, you need only take a Day 2 test on your return with no quarantine requirement. The pre-departure PCR test may still apply depending on the country you are visiting.

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