Day 2 & 8 Tests

The tests you need when returning from travel

The Rest of the World and Red List Explained

This page provides you with information on what you need to know about testing after travel.

The rules on Covid travel testing are now determined by your vaccination status, with double-jabbed travellers requiring fewer tests.

Information on the this page relates to regulations from 4 October in Northern Ireland.


Pre Departure Tests

Testing requirements are reduced for eligible fully vaccinated travellers, who will no longer need to take a pre-departure test when travelling to the UK from Monday 4 October 4am.


Day 2 Testing

From the end of October, eligible fully vaccinated passengers and those with an approved vaccine from a select group of non-red countries will be able to replace their day 2 test with a cheaper lateral flow test, reducing the cost of tests on arrival into England. The government wants to introduce this by the end of October, aiming to have it in place for when people return from half-term breaks.


If you test positive

Anyone testing positive will need to isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test, at no additional cost to the traveller, which would be genomically sequenced to help identify new variants.


Testing for unvaccinated passengers

Testing for unvaccinated passengers from non-red countries will include pre-departure tests, day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. Test to release remains an option to reduce self-isolation period.

Why JACE Medical

  Testing by medical professionals

  Cheapest Antigen tests in UK & Ireland

  Day 2 & 8 Results in 12 – 24 Hours

  Number provided for Passenger Locator Form

  UKAS registered provider


What Our Clients Say

“An invaluable asset to our company providing tests and certification for our staff who travel worldwide on business.”

Philip O’Doherty – Managing Director of E+I

“Quick, friendly and professional would highly recommend.”

Hijjah McMahon

“Fast, efficient and professional service.”

Glenn Thompson

“Fast, flexible, mobile testing, backed up by  first class customer service.”

Declan Gormley – Managing Director of Brookvent

“Would highly recommended this service if needing a covid test, so quick, from first phone call to arrange a test to getting results was less than 12 hours, stress-free, thanks all.”

Clare Gamble Cairns

“Very fast and efficient service. Fantastic, 100% recommend and will be using in future.”

Catherine McFadden

Post Travel COVID-19 Tests

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