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Travelers to the United Kingdom (UK) who appear on the country’s Amber List may be required to book Day 2 and 8 COVID-19 tests before arrival in the country. Apart from travelers taking a COVID test in their country 3-days before traveling to England, they are required to book and pay for COVID-19 tests to be taken in England after arrival, and also fill a passenger locator form.

For fully vaccinated travelers from Amber List country:

If you are fully vaccinated and traveling from an Amber list country, you are to take a COVID-19 test 3-days before traveling to England, book and pay for COVID-19 tests to be taken after arrival in England, and also complete a passenger locater 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. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.


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Fully vaccinated travelers are to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of their arrival in England. Vaccinated persons are not required to quarantine. Not all vaccines are recognized by the UK. Vaccines that are part of the UK vaccination program home and overseas, an approved vaccination program in Europe or the USA are recognized.

For persons who are not fully vaccinated and traveling from an Amber list country:

If you are not fully vaccinated and traveling to the UK from an Amber list country, you are to take a COVID-19 test 3-days before traveling to England, book and pay for COVID-19 tests to be taken after arrival in England, and also complete a passenger locater 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. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

Persons who are not fully vaccinated or do not meet the fully vaccinated rules are to quarantine at home or in the place where there would be staying for 10 days even if they will be in England for less than 10 days. In addition to the quarantine rules, unvaccinated persons must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their arrival in England.


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How to book Day 2 and 8 tests

To book your Day 2 and 8 tests, first, confirm if your country is still on the Amber list because the list keeps updating without notice. Your country might have moved to the green list or red list which have different requirements altogether. Once you have confirmed that your country is still on the Amber list, look out for one of the Gov.UK listed providers. Visit their websites and compare their services. The providers provide different kinds of testing based on which list you belong to. You may decide to book Day 2 and 8, or even add Day 5 if you want to leave quarantine earlier. Some providers provide all three tests as a bundle.

Day 2 and Day 8 COVID Test UK Cheapest Packages Compared

Below is a list of some of the GOV.UK Listed Providers and their prices for Day 2 and 8 tests. The prices listed below are for both Day 2 and 8 tests.

  • Private Harley Street Clinic: £95
  • Concepto Clinic: £129
  • Eurofins UK: £98
  • Biogroup: £98
  • Randox Health: £120
  • Excalibur Healthcare Services: £105
  • Dante Labs: £84
  • CovGuard: £180.00
  • Boots: £145
  • 101 Testing: £128

List of Amber List Countries For UK Travel

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic (Czechia)
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Greece (including islands)
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including the Azores)
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Maarten
  • St Martin and St Barthélemy
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States (USA)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen

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