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 into the UK (unless you are specifically exempt) to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 of your self-isolation period, and then another test on or after Day 8. All arrivals must also quarantine for 10 days, either in an approved hotel (if returning from a red list country) or an alternative approved location (if returning from any other country).
If you are returning to the UK from a country which is not on the UK Government’s red list, you are eligible to shorten your 10-day self-isolation period with our Test to Release on Day 5. You must still do the Day 8 test.