COVID-19 Test to Release

The Test to Release initiative reduces your self-isolation period by getting tested for COVID-19 when you arrive back in England.

Test to Release COVID-19 PCR Test

Overview

The Test to Release for International Travel scheme is for people who need to self-isolate on arrival in England.

Under this scheme you can have a COVID-19 test 5 days after departing the country that you are travelling from that is not on the travel corridor list. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.

Travellers coming into England from a destination not on the travel corridor list, must self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. A COVID-19 PCR test will allow travellers to end their quarantine period earlier by taking a COVID-19 test.

How does the test work?

A throat swab is taken by you, under the direct supervision of our clinical nursing team in one of our travel clinics (this is not classified as a self-swab test).

You will receive your results via email within 24 hours from the time they arrive at the lab. This is usually by 6.30pm except for Sunday appointments in which you will receive your results the next day before 9.30pm (no earlier than 8.30PM). 

  • We’ve partnered with a laboratory that follows ISO 15189 standards
  • COVID-19 PCR Test approved by Public Health England. 
  • Government approved coronavirus testing provider.
  • Results provided via email within 24 hours upon receipt of the laboratory.
  • Access to our nurse helpline should you have further questions or concerns.
  • Transparent pricing which includes the test, clinic appointment and results.
  • 99.9% accuracy.
COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel
COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel

How do I book a test to release appointment?

You must take the test no earlier than 5 days after departing the country that is not on the travel corridor list. Please call us on 0203 974 6950 to schedule an appointment and make payment. You can also book your appointment online. All test payments are taken at time of booking over the phone. Alternatively, you can book online. Nurses are unable to accept any payments at any of the clinics.

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TEST TO RELEASE PRICES

48 Hour PCR / fit to fly
& Test to Release

PCR Results 2 Days Later by 6.30pm
£ 285
  • PCR Results 2 days later | Release Test Results next day by 6.30pm (9.30pm Mondays)
  • Self administered test overseen by a nurse in one of our clinics
  • Public Health England & Government Approved
  • UKAS Registered & ISO15189 standard Laboratory

Test to Release
COVID-19 rt-PCR Test

Results Next Day by 6.30pm
£ 140
  • Results by 6.30pm the next day
    (9.30pm Mondays)
  • Self administered test overseen by a nurse in one of our clinics
  • Public Health England approved COVID-19 PCR Test
  • Reduce your isolation period to 6 days
  • Government approved coronavirus testing provider
  • UKAS registered laboratory following ISO15189 standards

24 Hour PCR / Fit to fly
& test to release

Results Next Day by 6.30pm
£ 310
  • Results by 6.30pm the next day
    (9.30pm Mondays)
  • Self administered test overseen by a nurse in one of our clinics
  • Public Health England & Government Approved
  • UKAS Registered & ISO15189 standard Laboratory

To arrange a test to release test please call 0203 974 6950

FAQ

frequently asked questions

The ‘Test to Release’ test will drop your self-isolation period from 10 days to 6, but will only be shortened if your test results come back as negative.

You can take a test on or after the fifth full day from departing the country not on the travel corridor list. For example, if leave the country on a Tuesday(UK time), you can book a test for Sunday or later.

Call our Sales Team on 0203 974 6950 to check availability and book a test. Payment is taken at the time of booking. If you decide to cancel, you must give us at least 24 hours notice and a £25 cancellation fee will apply. We do not charge for rescheduling your appointment.

The test will cost £140 and results will be sent to you via email by 6.30pm the next day (9.30pm on Mondays).

Booking must be paid over the phone at time of booking.

We accept all major debit or credit cards including American Express. 

Yes, you are permitted to travel to a Covid-19 testing clinic as part of Test to Release, as long as you live in England and it has been 5 or more days since you arrived from a country not on the travel corridor list.

Yes, we will send you an email with an attached PDF confirming your results. You can use this to show others your results, including your employer. 

Our tests are 99% accurate in detecting the COVID-19 virus.

Following any antibody test you must still follow government advice on social distancing, hand-washing and isolation.

Having antibodies simply makes it more likely that you will not have a second infection or, failing that, that a second infection would be milder compared with a similar person who has no such antibodies. However, it is still not proven that you immune from COVID-19 once you have developed the antibodies. 

If your test comes back positive then you must self-isolate for at least 10 days after your positive test date.

People you live with or are travelling with should also self-isolate for 10 days from the date you took a test. You must not travel around or outside the UK until the self-isolation period has ended.

Please contact 111 if you require any medical help. In case on an emergency, please dial 999.

If you pass through a country not on the travel corridor list at any time, then you must self-isolate on your return to England. You can shorten this self-isolation period through the Test to Release programme but this must be 5 days after your departure from the country not on the travel corridor list.

If you arrive in England from abroad and travel to your home in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, then you won’t be able to take the Test to Release test. Test to Release is only applicable to those who live in England.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 0203 974 6950 to speak to an advisor, or refer to the Test and Release page on the Government Website here – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/test-to-release-for-international-travel-goes-live

Register your interest today

To arrange a COVID-19 PCR test for travel please fill out our form below:

You can also call 0203 974 6950 to book an appointment.

Our offices are open Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm