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As overseas travel can take place from 17 May, the government has devised a traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. Countries may be red, amber plus, amber, or green. Each colour corresponds to specific rules when returning to the UK.
What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?
How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?
Countries are assigned to the four lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light statuses indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.
If you’re arriving in the UK from a green list country you’ll need to take a Covid-19 PCR test on Day 2. You will not need to quarantine on return. This test is compulsory for all international arrivals outside of the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 72 hours before you travel.
If you are coming from a green list country, you must book and pay for a Day 2 test which must be taken on or before day 2 following your arrival in England. Quarantine is not required when arriving to the UK from a green list country.
If you have not been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, or USA at least 14 days ago and are coming from an amber list or red list country, you must book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 test package, which includes COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8 of your quarantine. Individuals who have been fully vaccinated in the UK, EU, or USA more than 14 days ago are exempt from quarantine but must still take a pre-departure test and Day 2 PCR test on return to the UK.
Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will quarantine when you arrive and the Day 2 test package booking reference number.
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 guidance to keep yourself, other passengers and public transport staff safe.
Yes, the Day 2 test is mandatory for anyone travelling into the UK from abroad. Failure to take the tests can result in a fine of up to £1,000.
You can take your Day 2 test on or before day 2 following your arrival in England.
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. This is because it’s possible that 1 of the genes specific to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been found.
The Day 2 test is the most accurate PCR test available and is mandatory when coming back to the UK because of the growing threat from new variants of COVID-19.
The test looks for 2 genes rather than 1 which makes it a more complicated test and, if the Day 2 test is found to be positive it is sent for genome sequencing to identify particular variants of concern.
Your coronavirus test result is unclear. It’s not possible to say if you had the virus when the test was done. This is because it’s possible that 1 of the genes specific to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been found.
This can be due to several different reasons including inadequate sample collection, very early stage-infection, or very late stage-infection (i.e. you may have recently tested positive for COVID-19).
Both gene targets must be identified to declare a positive result. We follow retest procedures where our tests produce an unclear result, however, sometimes even with repeat testing the result remains the same.
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If you took this test on day 2 of your quarantine you must continue to quarantine until you have completed the 10-day quarantine period.
You may be contacted to check that you, and those who you live or are travelling with, are self-isolating. You must not travel, including to leave the UK, during self-isolation.
We’re a leading UK government recognised provider of all private COVID-19 tests. Our tests are analysed at UKAS accredited labs that comply to ISO15189 and ISO17025 standards.
The Day 2 test is mandatory. Failure to take the test can result in a fine of up to £1,000.
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.
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