Day 2 & 8 Testing and Day 2 Testing for International Arrivals


This test is required by the UK Government if you are arriving in the UK from overseas. It is a mandatory requirement for everyone arriving in the UK (unless you are specifically exempt):

  • If you are coming back from an amber-listed country take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 (day 0,1 or day 2 the latest ) of your self-isolation period, followed by another test on or after Day 8 (day 8, 9 or 10 at the latest). The day of your arrival is considered day 0.
    • Test to release – on Day 5, after return to UK from a amber listed country to reduce your 10 day quarantine. On receiving a negative result, you will be able to leave self-isolation early. 
  • If you are returning from a green-listed country : you can take advantage of a Day 2 Only test This is performed on day 0, day 1 or day 2 at the latest ) . The day of your arrival is considered day 0.
  • Day 2 Only for Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrivals : The government recently set out the details to enable UK residents who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine to travel to amber list countries without having to quarantine on their return to UK

 

Covid-19 UK International Arrivals Testing Day 2, day 5 & day 8 prices

Country List

Pre-departure Covid-19 test

Passenger Locator Form

Hotel quarantine 10 days

Self-isolation 10 days

Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test
(mandatory)

Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test
(mandatory for amber and red)

Test to release (day 5) (Optional)

Turnaround time of test

Price

Green Country + Fully vaccinated from amber countries

Pre-departure Coivd-19 test before travel to destination:

Passenger Locator Form:

Hotel quarantine 10 days:

Self-isolation 10 days:

Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test (mandatory):
On or before day 2

Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test:

Test to release - Day 5 (Optional):

Turnaround time of test:
1-2 working days

Day 2 test price :

In clinic: £80

At home: £90
(send by post)

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Amber Country

Pre-departure Coivd-19 test before travel to destination:

Passenger Locator Form:

Hotel quarantine 10 days:

Self-isolation 10 days:

Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test (mandatory):
On or before day 2

Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test (mandatory):
On or after day 8

Test to release - Day 5 (Optional):

Turnaround time of test:
1-2 working days

Day 2 and Day 8 test price :

£170

ORDER Day 2 and day 8 test

DAY 5 (Test to release) price :

In clinic: £80

At home: £90
(send by post)

ORDER Day 5 test Order day 2 and day 8 test + day 5 test
Red Country

Pre-departure Coivd-19 test before travel to destination:

Passenger Locator Form:

Hotel quarantine 10 days:

Self-isolation 10 days:

Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test (mandatory):
On or before day 2

Day 8 COVID-19 PCR test (mandatory):
On or after day 8

Test to release - Day 5 :

Day 2 – Double Vaccination For Amber List Country

The government recently set out the details to enable UK residents who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine to travel to amber list countries without having to quarantine on their return to UK. Those who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK and are returning from amber countries are required to complete a test on or before day 2 after arrival. They will not have to take a day 8 test or self-isolate.

In clinic: £80

At home: £90

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PACKAGE FOR TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE UK

Green Travel Pack

Covid-19 day 2 test + PCR travel pack for green-listed country

£170

  • 1 x Pre-departure PCR test  (departing from the UK) :  Most countries now require proof of a negative Covid-19 test for entry.  
  • 1 x green-listed country Day 2 PCR test (arrival to UK). In addition to the pre-departure test, arrivals to the UK from green-listed countries must take a PCR test on or before day 2, following their arrival. There is no need to quarantine unless you test positive.
 
BUY Day 2 test + pcr travel pack

Amber Travel Pack

Covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 test + PCR travel pack for Amber-listed country

£250

 
BUY Day 2 & day 8 test + pcr travel pack
  • * Free delivery on the next working day (not including weekends. All orders placed on Friday after 2pm (including Saturday and Sunday) will be dispatched on Monday
  • * Orders placed after 2pm will be dispatched the next working day. For urgent orders, please call us to enquire and receive a quotation
  • Please note that we are unable to issue any refunds on the tests.
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How it Works 

Please select from the following options (green/amber), then follow the instructions regarding the steps pre and post-departure to and from the UK.

Green List
  • Please check first if you are from a country that is listed in the green zone, from the United Kingdom government website by clicking on this link

1. Prior to you arrival in the UK: 

  • Take a COVID-19 test prior to your arrival in the UK. You must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to the UK from abroad. Click here for more information
  • Book and pay for a day 2 Covid-19 test here :
    • If you order for one person, booking reference numbers is the same as the invoice number  requested. You will also receive an email from us containing the booking reference number. You will need this number when filling out the passenger locator form.
    • If you buy tests for several people, you will receive email from us containing the booking reference number. You will need this number when filling out the passenger locator form.
  • Complete a passenger locator form here (gouvernement link)

2. On arrival in England

  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive . The day of your arrival is considered day 0 . The day 2 test needs to be done on 0,1, or day 2 at the latest.
  • You will receive the test:
    • Free delivery on the same working day (before 2pm) for central London
    • Free delivery on the next working day or in 2 days for outside central London
    • You can leave us a note during the order or send us an email on testing@zenhealthcare.co.uk if you have already made the order to send you the test before your arrival (in case you know the arrival address)
  • Provide a sample and return via post to the lab for free (you will receive a pre-paid stamped parcel in the kit)
  • Check your results securely online.

You do not need to self-isolate or quarantine when you return from a country on the green list. If the COVID-19 test result is positive, you must self-isolate. 

Amber List
  • Please check first if you are from a country that is listed in the amber zone, from the United Kingdom government website by clicking on this link

1. Before you travel to England you must: 

  • Take a COVID-19 test before you before your arrival : You must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to England from abroad. for more information open this link
  • Book and pay for a day 2 & day 8 COVID-19 test on this link :
    • if you order for one person, booking reference numbers is the same as the invoice number , you will also receive email from us containing booking reference number ( you need this number when you fill out passenger locator form)
    • If you buy tests for several people, you will receive email from us booking reference number ( you need this number when you fill out passenger locator form)
  • Complete a passenger locator form on this link (gouvernement link)
  • You can also order the Test to Release scheme in this link to cut your 10-day quarantine, you will need to take a PCR test 5 full days after your arrival and, on receiving a negative result 

2. On arrival in England

  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 you arrive :
    • Day of your arrival is considered day 0
    • Day 2 test needs to be done on day 0,1, or day 2 the latest
    • Day 5 needs to be done on day 5 (this test is optional, if you want to stop the quarantine period early (day 5)
    • Day 8 needs to be done on day 8, 9 or 10 the latest
  • You receive tests (days 2 and Day 8 together)  on:
    • Free delivery Same Working Day (before 2 PM) for Central London 
    • Free delivery Next working day or in two days for outside central London. 
    • You can leave us a note during the order or send us an email on testing@zenhealthcare.co.uk if you have already made the order to send you the test before your arrival (in case you know the arrival address)
  • Provide a sample and return postage to the lab For Free (you will receive all the indications with the kit you receive)
  • Check your results securely online.

 

COVID-19 Antibody Prices | PCR Swab Testing Kit Prices | Covid-19 express test Prices

Ultra-Rapid 

Covid-19 PCR Test Same-day Results (Fit to fly / General Testing)

  £180

 

If you need your results as quickly as possible, we can deliver results in 2 – 5 hours with our “ultra-rapid” testing service.

  • Covid-19 PCR Throat Swab test kits
  • Accuracy of test : 99.9% with correct swab technique
  • Result in 2-5 Hours
  • Fit to Fly Certificate included
BOOK IN CLINIC TESTING KIT
If you want to book an in-clinic testing kit, please call the clinic before purchasing to ensure an appointment is available
020 7225 1660

Fit to Fly 

Covid-19 Pre Departure PCR Swab Testing Kit

  £120

 

Most countries now require proof of a negative Covid-19 test for entry.  Please check your destination country requirements for the type of test required and the time window during which you need to take it before departure

  • Covid-19 PCR Throat Swab test kits
  • Accuracy of test : 99.9% with correct swab technique
  • Turnaround time of test: 1-2 Working days
  • Fit to Fly Certificate included


If you want to book an in-clinic testing kit, please call the clinic before purchasing to ensure an appointment is available
020 7225 1660

Rapid

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test

£120 £50

 The test has to be performed at clinic
  • Results in 30 min
  • The test was found to have a sensitivity of 96.52% and specificity of 99.68%*.
  • Nose swab
  • Tells you if you have an active COVID-19 infection


Blood Antibody

COVID-19 Blood Test

£99

  • COVID-19 Antibody Testing Kit
  • Accuracy of test : 99.9% sensitivity for presence of antibodies
  • Turnaround time of test: 1-2 Working days
Blood test to be performed at clinic


COVID-19 (coronavirus) PCR Swab Testing Kit - at home & in clinic Kit - Fit to Fly Certificates

Covid-19 rt-PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” of coronavirus testing and is able to detect the Covid-19 virus with a high-degree of accuracy. Rt-PCR testing is the most widely-accepted method of testing and our tests meet the Internationally-recognised minimum standards for sensitivity, specificity and viral load details for travel purposes.

We believe in rapid testing. Even our slowest “standard” testing option provides results in 48-hours. If you need your results as quickly as possible, we can deliver results in 2 – 5 hours with our “ultra-rapid” testing service.

 

If you choose to book in clinic PCR Testing , one of our friendly ZEN advisors will contact you as soon as possible (during working hours), to arrange an appointment at a day and time that suits you.
You can always contact our advisors before placing an order, to help you and answer any questions you may have.

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COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test

A SARS-CoV-2 antigen test detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from part of the upper respiratory tract via swab specimens, by identifying a nucleoprotein that is carried by the virus. The test identifies current infection during the acute phase of COVID-19, while the virus is still present in large quantities in the respiratory tract.

The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a reliable, rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2 present in the human nasopharynx. 

ORDER RAPID ANTIGEN TEST
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Rapid antigen test has to be performed in the clinic

When you order the test, one of our friendly ZEN advisers will contact you as soon as possible (during working hours), to arrange an appointment at a day and time that suits you.
You can always contact our advisors before placing an order, to help you and answer any questions you may have.

020 7225 1660 request callback

SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test Specifications

COVID-19 PCR Swab Test Specifications

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Kit - Past Exposure

Take a simple and reliable test from the safety of our clinic, to find out if you have been previously infected with coronavirus.

This test is taken 14 days or more after you first show symptoms, this has been shown to be 99.6% accurate in its ability to detect the COVID-19 antibodies which your body produces in response to the virus.

Our COVID-19 antibody testing kit is CE marked, FDA/EUA-approved and is also being used by the NHS to test frontline workers. 

The COVID-19 antibody test requires a finger prick blood sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing. (Blood test to be performed in-clinic).

 

Antibody test must be performed at the clinic

When you order the test, one of our friendly ZEN advisors will contact you as soon as possible (during working hours), to arrange an appointment at a day and time that suits you.
You can always contact our advisors before placing an order, in order to answer any questions you may have.

 

COVID-19 Antibody Test Specifications

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FAQ – Covid-19 Test Kit –

What symptoms do you get with COVID-19?

You can expect the following symptoms if you have a COVID-19 infection:

  • cough
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • shortness of breath

Some people infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms at all. They can still infect other people though.

How do you catch COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets. If an infected person sneezes or coughs they spray out virus-loaded droplets. Other people can breathe in the droplets and may become infected too. It is possible to get infected by COVID-19 if you touch a contaminated surface and transfer the viruses to your face.

Do I need a COVID-19 test?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, or have returned from a country with a high incidence of COVID-19 consider testing yourself for this viral infection.

How does the Covid-19 PCR test work?

The Zen Healthcare test uses state of the art PCR techniques to look for the Wuhan strain of the virus. The principle of PCR is to extract, amplify and identify the viral RNA sequence of the virus. This testing method ensures the high degree of specificity of this test for the Wuhan and related strains of Coronavirus nCoV-2019. Our test is sensitive to fewer than 100 copies of the target viral RNA, making it a highly accurate test..

 
How accurate is the test?

This Covid-19 test is 99.9% accurate with the correct sample taking technique. It is important that you follow the instructions included in your test kit.

What will Antibody test results tell me

This test is to find out if you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past, and to be effective, must be taken a minimum of 14 days after you develop symptoms.

What will SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test results tell me

 The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay intended for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS‑CoV‑2 present in the human nasopharynx. This test is intended to detect antigen from the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus in individuals suspected of COVID‑19.

The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test enables fast decision making e.g.  whether patients need to be put in quarantine, reducing the risk of further spreading. In addition to that it allows for screening of individuals after confirmed exposure to a SARS-CoV-2 infected person or individuals at risk of exposure such as healthcare workers.

Am i taking my sample correctly

Your kit includes a full set of instructions detailing how to collect your sample.

Does my order include special delivery?

Yes, all Covid-19 PCR swabs include tracked, special delivery.

Is testing on Day 2 & Day 8 following your return to UK compulsory?

Yes. Before travelling back to the UK, passengers must book their travel test package, which will include both of the COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before Day 2 and, on or after day 8 of their quarantine.

How do I calculate my quarantine period?
  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 you arrive :
    • Day of your arrival is considered day 0
    • Day 2 test needs to be done on day 0,1, or day 2 the latest
    • Day 5 needs to be done on day 5 (this test is optional, if you want to stop the quarantine period early (day 5)
    • Day 8 needs to be done on day 8, 9 or 10 the latest
Can I leave my quarantine location to collect or conduct my COVID-19 tests?

Yes, you are permitted to leave your quarantine location to collect or conduct your COVID-19 test but you are required to return to your quarantine location as soon as this is completed.

How do I return my sample to the lab (Day 2 & Day 8 )?

Each test comes with return postage to the lab. Using a priority post box, simple post your sample back to the lab.

Can I leave quarantine early if my Day 8 test is negative (Day 2 & Day 8 tests)?

No. Even if your day 8 test is negative, you must stay in quarantine until day 10, unless you purchase a Day5 Test to Release. (PLEASE NOTE: Day 5 test is optional).

How to obtain the reference number (Day 2 & Day 8 tests)

when you buy the kit online, you get the invoice by email, the order number (starting with ZNHC****) is the same as the reference number

 
Which countries are on Red, amber and green list rules for entering England

This link lists countries and territories as red, amber or green and tells you what you must do if you have been in those countries or territories.

 
What if i have more questions?

You can contact our advisors by sending a message using our live chat or phoning our team on 020 7225 1660 or by email on : info@zenhealthcare.co.uk