Covid-19 Tests for Travel and Test to Release from £39


Covid-19 Tests for Travel and Test to Release from £39





COVID-19 PCR Test Day 2

Place an order and a PCR self-swab collection pack will be delivered to your door. Send your sample to our partner lab for testing. Results will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of receipt at the lab.

Important: UK, US and EU residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK, US or EU vaccine rollout, and children under 18, will no longer have to self-isolate when returning to England from amber list destinations. Fully vaccinated means you’ve had your final dose of an approved vaccine under the UK, US or EU vaccination programme at least 14 whole days before you arrive in England. The day you have your final dose of vaccine does not count as one of the 14 days.

You can find out more information on the UK Government website. Please remember, it is your responsibility to check and observe all the latest health and country entry requirements.



Covid-19 Test to Release Test and Certificate for International Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, before you enter the UK you must take a Covid-19 test up to 3 days before your departure and show a negative test result when you arrive in the UK. You will also need to need to fill in a passenger locator form https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk which includes declaring the address where you will quarantine and submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK including retuning home.

Proviris Solutions is Government approved to provide Test to Release for international travel tests and certificates signed by a GP.

How Day 2 Test to Release scheme works for UK fully vaccinated

At-home PCR self-swab test kit

The Government’s Day 2 scheme for fully vaccinated arrivals in England from Amber List countries (excludes France) (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england) allows you to release yourself from self-isolation on receipt of a negative result.

1. Order a PCR Test Kit in advance

Buy your test online in advance before you travel. You will receive a booking reference including the test details. You will need the booking reference when you complete your passenger locator form.

2. Opt into the scheme on your passenger locator form

You will be asked to enter details of your test in the passenger locator form (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk) . You must do this to take part in the Test to Release scheme and to avoid having to quarantine if you are UK fully vaccinated and returning to England.

3. Receive and activate the test kit

We will ship your test kit to your address in England using Royal Mail.

4. Take Day 2 Test

You must take the RT-PCR Covid-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive. (The day you arrive in England is Day 0)

5. Return Sample

Return your sample using the pre-paid label stuck to the back of your test kit. Drop it into a Royal Mail priority post box same day to return.

6. Results in 24 Hours

Within 24 hours of receipt of your returned sample at the lab, your sample will be analysed. Your results and negative certificate will be emailed to you.


Even if you are fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine for 10 days if you test positive.

Covid Testing

How does mandatory self-isolation for international travel work?

Currently the Government’s regulations require you to quarantine on return to UK, provide your contact details by completing the online passenger locator form and provide proof of a negative test before you leave for the UK.


What does the ‘Test to Release’ mean during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that from 15 December 2020, passengers arriving in England from countries not featured on the government’s travel corridor list will have the option to take a test after 5 days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing them from the need to isolate. This means that passengers arriving in England will be able to reduce mandatory self-isolation of 14 days by up to two thirds on receipt of a negative Covid-19 test after 5 days of isolation.

Test to Release

Ending your quarantine early: Test to Release scheme when arriving in the UK

Proviris Solutions is Government approved to provide the Test to Release tests and certificates. If you want to end your mandatory 14-day self-isolation early, then you can pre-order the Test to Release for international travel test.

You cannot take a test to release test until you have been in England for 5 full days. You take a self-swab test at your accommodation using the test kits on or before day-2 and on or after day 8. If your day-2 test result is negative, you can be released from self-isolation. You will still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have COVID-19.

COVID-19 Travel Regulations

If you’re planning a holiday this year, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). It’s also important to know when you will require a Standard Fit-to-Fly Certificate and when will require a COVID-19 Fit-for-Travel Certificate.

Travel regulations continue to change to adapt to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Important information

Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the Government’s advice about travel and find out about your destination’s requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 48-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight.

Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.

Please note that all PCR tests can only be returned using Royal Mail priority post boxes. Priority post boxes are listed on the Royal Mail website at https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you

PCR Test Methodology – Swab sample taken from back of throat & nasal passage

Rapid Antigen Test Methodology – swab taken from nose only

*Kits dispatched same day if ordered before 3pm weekdays. Saturday dispatch for weekend orders placed before 10am Saturday. Weekend orders placed will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays). Kits are sent using a Tracked 24 Royal Mail service which is intended for next day delivery but not guaranteed.

If you require more than 1 test, please complete the form and “add to basket” then repeat the process for each additional test.

Your kits will be delivered to the shipping address entered during checkout. If you require multiple shipping destinations you will need to place separate orders.


Anyone arriving in England must quarantine for 10 days and take 2 coronavirus test while in quarantine. Test To Release is a simple, 5 step scheme that can be used by anyone returning to England from countries not on the UK Government’s Travel. It means you may be able to reduce your self-isolation period from 10 days to just 6 or 7 after you arrive.

Check the most up-to-date list here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

No – in order to comply with UK Government rules, you’ll need to take a new test to be officially registered within the Test To Release scheme. We’ll give you a unique reference number to enter on your Passenger Locator Form.

It usually takes 24 hours to return your sample to us, and a further 24 hours for our labs to process it. It can take longer if this process crosses a weekend, when most postal services are not operating.

Yes you can. The UK Government advises booking the test before your departure but, as long as you update your Passenger Locator Form with the unique reference number we will give you, you can still get a test delivered to reduce your self-isolation period in England.

You should take the test on Day 5 of your self-isolation period. You should allow at least 48 hours for your result before you can end your self-isolation period (if your test’s negative).

Yes. Our Covid-19 PCR tests are authorised by the UK Government, and we are an approved supplier for both the Fit To Fly and Test To Release travel programmes.

The remnants of the virus causing COVID-19 infection can be detected by PCR test for up to 90 days after infection. During this time you may get a positive result.

The vaccine will not cause a positive on a COVID-19 viral test, such as PCR, LAMP and antigen. However an individual may test positive for the antibody test, due to developing an immune response.

If you receive a negative test result this releases you from quarantine as per UK Govt guidelines.

If you test positive you will be required to quarantine for a period of time which is currently 10 days from your positive test result.

Please check https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

The Test Report will be available in your ProvirisPass app and a PDF copy is also emailed to you. The following details are included on the certificate.

  • Name of test provider and contact details – Proviris Solutions
  • Booking reference
  • Your name (should match the name on your travel documents)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport number
  • Time and date sample taken
  • Time and date test completed
  • Test type
  • Test result
  • Signature of certifying doctor
  • Test kit ID number (except for Test to Release)

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, Test to Release is not suitable for you. Visit the NHS for the latest information about what to do if you are ill with COVID-19.

If you do not have a negative COVID-19 test result you will have to self-isolate for ten days. When you are self-isolating you cannot leave your home for any reason. You will have to arrange deliveries for everything you need. Under the government’s Test to Release programme you can on the fifth day after leaving the quarantine country (that is, not on the government’s travel corridor list) take a COVID-19 test. If you get a negative result then you no longer have to self-isolate.

Test to Release only applies to England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as devolved nations, will make their own arrangements.

If you are returning to England from one of the government’s travel corridor countries, you do not need to isolate. To find out if you are travelling from a travel corridor country, please check the list on gov.uk.


It changes frequently and without notice, so check it immediately before you travel.

You do not need to take a test if you began your journey to England from:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey
  • Ascension, Falkland Islands, St Helena, Myanmar

Children and medical reasons

Children aged under 11 do not need to take a test.

You do not need to take a test if you are travelling to the UK:

  • for urgent medical treatment or are accompanying someone who is travelling for urgent medical treatment, and it is not reasonably practical for you to obtain a negative COVID-19 test in the 3 days before departure
  • if you have a medical condition which means you cannot take a test – you must present a note from a medical practitioner at check in and to Border Force staff on arrival in England

People doing the following jobs do not need to take a test:

  • border and customs officials
  • channel tunnel system workers
  • hauliers
  • air, maritime and rail crew
  • civil aviation inspectors
  • people transporting human cells and blood products
  • seamen and masters and inspectors and surveyors of ships
  • specialist technical workers – goods and services

Also, in limited circumstances:

  • defence personnel, visiting forces and government contractors
  • foreign government officials
  • UK government officials conducting essential state business, essential government work or essential policing

Read more details (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules ) of these job exemptions to see if they apply to you

Fit to Fly is perfect if you require your Covid test for a flight. You will receive a doctor-signed Fit to Fly certificate if you test negative.

Test to Release is a government programme allowing you to reduce your self-isolation period after returning to England.

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