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A Covid-19 travel test for passengers who want to reduce their quarantine time.

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Why should I have my test with Corona Test Centre?

We are the UK’s most trusted coronavirus testing facility with more 5-star reviews than any other provider. 99% of test results are delivered on time for passengers wishing to travel.We have facilities across the UK and offer 1,000s of appointments everyday, including Sundays. Our UK based call centre is open 7 days a week and our laboratory tests 7 days a week to ensure you get your results on time.If you would like to see what some of the 100,000+ people we have tested have said about their experience, please click here.

What vaccination programmes are recognised in the UK?

The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from most countries (see list), including the UK, EU, and the USA. Travellers qualify as fully vaccinated if they can demonstrate vaccination certificates with a complete course of the following vaccines at least 14 days before arriving in the UK:- Oxford/AstraZeneca- Pfizer BioNTech- Moderna- Janssen (single-dose vaccine)- Sinovac-CoronaVac- Sinopharm Beijing- CovaxinFormulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccines, for example, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example, Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.

Am I guaranteed to end my self-isolation early if I take a Test to Release test?

Yes, if you receive a negative Day 5 Test to Release test result for COVID-19 you can end self-isolation. You will not be able to reduce your quarantine if you test positive for COVID-19.

Am I allowed to travel to the clinic for my test?

Yes, you can travel to our clinics during self-isolation if it’s for the purpose of taking a test but you must return to your quarantine location as soon as this is complete.Your test will be conducted in one of our clinics in London, Watford, Manchester or Newcastle.

How quickly can I get the test results back?

By 23:59 for Same Day tests and by 18:00 for Next Day tests. All test samples are analysed 7 days a week and you’ll get your results as soon as they’re released.

What is Test to Release?

Test to release is a government scheme that allows you to end self-isolation 4 days early if you have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. We are a leading approved provider of these tests which are only available privately.If you book an outbound Fit to Fly test with us, we'll give you a 10% discount on your returning Test to Release Test.If you're returning to the UK and you want to leave quarantine early you’ll need to take a Test to Release test at least 5 days after your arrival in addition to the Day 2 & Day 8 Travel Test Package tests. You can book your Travel Test Package with us here.

What happens if I break quarantine without a Test to Release test?

Breaking quarantine early without a Test to Release test can result in a fine of up to £10,000.

What if I’m coming from a ‘Red List’ country?

The UK has removed all countries from the Red List and currently does not impose different entry requirements depending on where you are travelling from. Entry requirements depend on whether or not you are fully vaccinated.However, this may be subject to change if countries are again added to the ‘Red List’. In this case, if you arrive to the UK and have been in a country on the red list during the last 10 days you must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK. You can find more information relating to red list countries on the UK government's website.

Can I travel by public transport?

If you need to use public transport to travel to the test site, you should travel alone or, if necessary, only with people from your household or support bubble. Try to avoid travelling on busy routes or during busy periods, such as rush hour. Follow the guidance to keep yourself, other passengers and public transport staff safe.

What are the possible results of my test?

Negative: You do not have any evidence of an active COVID-19 infection.Positive: The virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected on your swab. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with government guidance.Unclear: On rare occasions, it might not be possible to say if you had the virus when your test was done. In the event of this happening please contact us, quote your order number and we will arrange a retest.

Where can I find the passenger locator form?

You can find more information on the passenger locator form on the government website.

Is it mandatory to purchase a Test to Release test?

No, Test to Release is voluntary if you want to end your self-isolation 4 days early.

Do I still need to self isolate while waiting for my test results?

If you are fully vaccinated you do not need to self-isolate while awaiting your Day 2 Lateral Flow or Day 2 PCR test results.If you are unvaccinated you must continue to self-isolate until you have completed the required Day 2 PCR and Day 8 PCR tests and received negative results. If you have purchased a Day 5 test to release you must self-isolate until you receive a negative Day 5 test result.

What does the test do and how accurate is it?

An Antigen test looks for viral surface proteins of the virus. It will confirm if you currently have the virus. It will not confirm whether you have had it and have developed an immune response - there are other tests available for that (see our antibody test). It’s a faster and cheaper alternative to a PCR test and has an accuracy of 98%.

What are the entry requirements when entering the UK from different countries?

The UK has removed all countries from the Red List and does not impose different entry requirements depending on where you are travelling from. Entry requirements differ based on whether or not you are fully vaccinated.If you qualify as ‘fully vaccinated’ then prior to travelling to the UK you must: - Book a Day 2 COVID-19 Lateral Flow or PCR test- Complete the passenger locator formAfter arriving in the UK you must self-isolate until you receive a negative result from your booked Day 2 COVID-19 test result. From Sunday 9th of January, 2022, you will not need to self-isolate prior to your Day 2 Lateral Flow test. If you test positive on the Day 2 test, however, you must isolate and take a PCR test.If you do not qualify as ‘fully vaccinated’ then prior to travelling to the UK you must:- Take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before you travel- Book Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests- Complete the passenger locator formAfter arriving in the UK, you must self-isolate for 10 full days and take your booked Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests. You can reduce your required self-isolation period to 5 days with an additional test under the Test to Release scheme.

Are you recognised by the UK Government and are you accredited?

We’re a leading UK government recognised provider of all private COVID-19 tests. Our tests are analysed at UKAS accredited labs that comply with ISO15189 and ISO17025 standards.