International Arrivals
Covid-19 Testing

International Arrivals Covid 19 Testing

The Regenerative Clinic is proud to be a private provider on the government website. With our own in-house laboratory and PCR machines, we control the entire customer pathway from swab sampling to test results. Our International Arrivals tests are listed below and are available at our 12 clinics across England including Marylebone, Canary Wharf, Kingston, Putney, Cambridge, Reading, Brighton, Southampton, Bournemouth, Leicester, Manchester, and Soho. Some tests types are postal test kits which will be conveniently posted to your home address.

Changes to testing regulations

  • From 04:00 GMT on Sunday 9 January you will only have to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test on day 2. But this test must be bought from a private test provider - free NHS tests are not allowed. People who are fully vaccinated and those aged under-18 will no longer need to take a test two days before travelling to England from countries outside the UK and the Common Travel Area.
  • Unvaccinated passengers will need to continue to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests on day two and day eight, and self-isolate for 10 days. Please see the Government website for full updates.
Covid-19 Arrivals Testing (Returning to England)
Day 2 Lateral Flow (In-Clinic)
  • From 04:00 GMT on Sunday 9 January you will only have to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test on day 2. But this test must be bought from a private test provider – free NHS tests are not allowed
  • Result within 60 minutes
Price£18-£39
Day 2 Lateral Flow (Postal Kit)
  • Compulsory Covid-19 lateral flow testing for international arrivals into England
  • Upload your test cassette
  • Results within 3-8 hours depending on time of upload (see leaflet for more info)
Price£19
Day 2 PCR Test Same Day Results
  • Day 2 PCR Test for unvaccinated travellers

  • Results before midnight
Price£99-£119
Day 2 PCR Test Overnight Results
  • Day 2 PCR Test for unvaccinated travellers

  • This is an in clinic appointment and not posted to your home address
  • Results by 6am the following day.
Price£99-£119
Day 2 PCR Test Next Day Results
  • Day 2 PCR Test for unvaccinated travellers

  • Results within 48 hours
Price£39-£65
Day 2 PCR Test Express 4 Hour Results
  • Day 2 PCR Test for unvaccinated travellers

  • Results within 4 hours
Price£299
Day 2 PCR Test (Home)
  • Day 2 PCR Test for unvaccinated travellers

  • For unvaccinated traveller or those travelling from non-red list countries
  • Test kit posted to you and results in 48 hours
Price£79
Day 8 PCR Test (Home)
  • Covid-19 PCR testing for international arrivals into England
  • Travelling from non-red list countries and unvaccinated
  • Test kit posted to you and results in 48 hours
Price£79
Day 2 and 8 PCR Testing
  • Compulsory Covid-19 PCR testing for international arrivals into England
  • Travelling from non-red list countries and unvaccinated
  • Test kit posted to you and results in 48 hours
Price£149
Test to Release Same Day Result
  • Government scheme to shorten your self-isolation period
  • Only applicable for unvaccinated people returning to England who need to isolate for 10 days
  • Same day results if appointment before 12pm.
Price£175-£189
London Express Test to Release 4 Hour Results
  • Government scheme to shorten your self-isolation period
  • Only applicable for unvaccinated people returning to England who need to isolate for 10 days
  • Express 4 hour results
Price£299

What type of International Arrivals Covid-19 test do I need?

The government has changed their Covid-19 rules and regulations. Starting on Sunday 9th of January, vaccinated travellers and those aged under-18 arriving into the UK will no longer need to take a test two days before travelling to England from countries outside the UK and the Common Travel Area. They will only have to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test on day 2.

This arrival test must be bought from a private test provider – free NHS tests are not allowed

Unvaccinated passengers will need to continue to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests on day two and day eight, and self-isolate for 10 days. 

Please check the government website before booking your tests. 

If you are travelling from a Non-Red Country and you are double vaccinated:

  • Take a Lateral Flow test on or before Day 2 after your return to the UK
  • Complete a UK Passenger Locator Form on arrival or within 48 hours of arrival
  • Have proof that you have been fully vaccinated and your final dose of vaccine was received at least 14 full days before the day you arrive in the UK

If you are travelling from a Non-Red Country and you are NOT double vaccinated:

  • Take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after your return to the UK
  • Take a PCR test on or before Day 8 after your return to the UK
  • Complete a UK Passenger Locator Form on arrival or within 48 hours of arrival
  • Self-isolate at home, or at the address that put on your Passenger Locator Form where you are staying in the UK, for 10 days
  • You may also book a Day 5 Test to Release test, however, this is optional

If you are travelling from a Red Country:

  • Take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after your return to the UK
  • Take a PCR test on or before Day 8 after your return to the UK
  • Quarantine for 10 days in a hotel after your return to the UK
  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form

What types of Day 2 Tests do you offer?

We are offering Day 2 only tests in-clinic or posted to your home. If you are close to one of our locations or prefer not to rely on the post, you can come into one of our many clinics and take your Day 2 Test. If you live in a more remote area or have a large group getting tested and would rather do it from the comfort of your own home, we are offering Day 2 Tests posted to your home. Both kinds of tests guarantee results within 48 hours of us receiving your sample.

How do I book a Day 2 and Day 8 travel tests?

You can book your Day 2 and Day 8 travel test package on our online booking portal. The date you select needs to be the date of your arrival into England (you can choose any time slot), this is your day 0.  It’s important you complete all mandatory fields on the booking form otherwise your appointment won’t be confirmed.

You will receive a booking confirmation email with testing information and a separate automated email including your unique booking ID. You should receive this email within 30 minutes of your appointment booking, it can often go into your spam folder, if you don’t receive it please call our customer service team on 020 3637 5566.

If you have ordered your test kit to be delivered to your home after your booking is confirmed you will receive your Covid-19 test kits in the post to the address provided. On day 2 (and day 8 if needed) of your quarantine, you conduct a swab sample (using instructions provided) and post it back to our laboratory. Each kit comes with a free postage return label to make this as stress-free as possible.

Once your samples have been processed you will receive a digital results certificate outlining the test you have had and results concluded.

If you have chosen to have your Day 2 test in-clinic, please come into your selected location at the time you have chosen to have your swab taken. Once your samples have been processed you will receive a digital results certificate outlining the test you have had and results concluded.

What do I need to do before I travel?

Have a negative Covid-19 PCR result within the 3 days before travel

Book a Travel Test for tests on Day 2/Day 2 and Day 8 of your quarantine

Complete a passenger locator form (details of where you will be quarantining on arrival) – we provide a unique booking reference number to put on this form.

When does my quarantine start?

Your quarantine starts the day you arrive in England – and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. You may only use public transport if you have no other option. If you have symptoms do not travel by public transport.

If you are arriving from a non-red list country and you’re double vaccinated, you may not have to quarantine. Please check the government website for updated information on this.

Before Your Covid-19 Day 2 Test

Before your test:

Don’t use any nasal sprays or put anything in your nose for 24 hours before your appointment.

For 1 hour before, avoid any salty or acidic foods, alcohol, coffee, smoking, inhalants or mouthwash.

For your test (in-clinic only):

Please bring a form of identification with you.

Remember to wear a mask to your appointment and ensure that you have been symptom free for the last 10 days.

Please do not arrive early for your appointment and note that we won’t allow anyone else in with you.

Covid-19 Test Eligibility

Don’t visit either of our London COVID-19 PCR testing clinics if, within the last 10 days: 

You’ve had a positive COVID test.

You’ve had COVID-19 symptoms.

You’ve had contact with someone who has COVID or COVID symptoms.

You’ve come from a red-list country.

Please read our booking terms and conditions before making an appointment.

Please find below our updated T&Cs

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