Test To Release

End your travel quarantine early with Test to Release

Returning to England?

What you need to do when you arrive in England depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England.

If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

This page provides you with information on what you need to know about Test to Release and the options getting a Day 5 test. Always refer to government advice and reach out to our expert customer support here if you need help.


What Is Test To Release?

Under the Test to Release scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test on day 5. If the result is negative (and the result of your day 2 test result was negative or inconclusive) you can end your quarantine.

You cannot take your Test to Release test until you have been in England for 5 full days.

The scheme is voluntary and applies to those quarantining in England only.

If you do not want to opt into the Test to Release scheme, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.

You cannot take part in the scheme if you have been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.


What if the country I'm coming back from is on the 'Red' list?

You cannot take part in the scheme if you have been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You can find out which list your destination is on here.


When do I take the test?

You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England. 


How do I take part in the scheme?

To take part in the scheme you need to:

1. Book a test before your travel to England.

2. Enter details of your test in the passenger locator form.


Where Can I Get Tested?

We can send you a home testing kit.


What if I test positive?

If the test is positive you need to quarantine for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day after you took the test, or from when you first had symptoms if that is earlier.

People you live with in England, or people you are staying with, should also quarantine for 10 days from the date of your positive test.

You do not need to take the coronavirus test on or after day 8.


What if I test negative?

If the result for your day 5 test is negative (and the result of your day 2 test result was negative or inconclusive) you can stop quarantine as soon as you receive the result.

Why JACE Medical

  Testing by medical professionals

  Cheapest Antigen tests in UK & Ireland

  Day 5 PCR Results in 12 – 24 Hours

  Number provided for Passenger Locator Form

  UKAS registered provider


What Our Clients Say

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