DAY 2 & DAY 8 RT-PCR Test for GREEN
& AMBER List of Countries
Disclaimer: All travel guidelines expressed in this site are likely to change so kindly refer to the official govt.uk website to confirm (https://www.gov.uk/)
Why has the UK government classified countries?
The UK government has set up a traffic light system and classified countries into three categories that is RED, GREEN and AMBER based on which RT-PCR test requirements and degree of quarantine will be determined for the passengers entering the UK. The factors that determine the colour code for a country could be the rate of infection, the Covid-19 variant that is currently rampant and the amount of population that has been vaccinated. This approach was advised by the Global Travel Taskforce who devised a framework to safely continue travel. At Healthyaa, we provide the RT-PCR test requirements for both Green List and Amber List Countries. The list is constantly updating where new countries are being added and omitted at any time so to keep yourself up to date, be sure to check the gov.uk website for latest information!
What do you do if you’re travelling from a Green List Country?
Anyone flying into UK from a Green List Country is required to:
- First take a Pre-departure test (COVID-19 Test) no more than 72 hours before boarding the flight.
- Children below the age of 10 are not required to take this test.
- The passenger locator form must be completed as well.
- Post-arrival all passengers are obligated to take the COVID- 19 RT-PCR Test on Day 2 after arrival.
It is advised to book and pay for your post-arrival test prior to your arrival to avoid inconvenience. You can book your Covid RT-PCR Test for Day 2 . We offer services in two locations Leicester and Luton. You can take the test from the comfort of your homes as the TEST KIT will reach your place on or before Day 2. Children below the age of 4 are not required to take the test as well. Another important feature is that travellers entering from Green List Countries are not required to quarantine if their test turns out to be negative. But if its positive quarantine is compulsory and authorities have to be informed.
What do you do if you’re travelling from an Amber list country?
There are two different guidelines when it comes to Amber list countries. Now that more than 90% of the UK adult population have received their first dose and are on their second dose the need for vaccination plays a crucial role when it comes to travel.
RT-PCR Testing rules if you are NOT fully vaccinated:
If you wish to travel to the United Kingdom but are not full vaccinated the following guidelines have to be followed
- This also applies if you have been in France in the last 10 days before you arrive, even if you are fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme.
You must provide a proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result taken up to 72 hrs before departure. Children under age 10 are not required to take this test. After completing the Passenger locator form you are advised to book and pay for Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 RT-PCR testing which have to be taken post arrival in England. You can book your Day 2 and Day 8 tests with Healthyaa for hassle-free and on-time results. There is also an option to take the test on Day 5 and end the quarantine early. You can do so by clicking the link here
On arrival in England,
- You are required to self-isolate for 10 days
- Take the required Day 2 and Day 8/Day 5 RT-PCR tests.
- Children aged 4 and under do not have to take the test but need to be quarantined with their family.
RT-PCR Testing rules if you ARE fully vaccinated:
If you wish to travel to the United Kingdom but are full vaccinated the following guidelines have to be followed
The UK government has made a few changes that have been implemented from 19th July- the day all remaining lockdown restrictions were dropped. These changes state that UK residents who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine are allowed to travel to Amber countries and not have to quarantine upon their return to England. Yet, they will be required to take the Pre- departure test and a test on or before Day 2 after arrival and will not have to take the DAY 8 RT-PCR Test or self- isolate. Children below the age of 18 will also not have to quarantine if they returning from an Amber country regardless of their vaccination.
Fully vaccinated means you have to take the final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to the date you arrive in England
On arrival to England after completing full vaccination:
- Take the COVID-19 PCR test on or before Day 2. Children below age 4 need not take the test.
- You do not need to take the Day 8 Test
- You do not need to self-isolate unless your Day 2 result is positive.
If you have any more queries regarding UK guideline kindly refer to the govt.uk website and if you need any assistance, visit us at our website https://healthyaa.co.uk/