Amber list countries and territories

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What you must do if you have been in an amber country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England .

Everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) 

 

ON ARRIVAL TO ENGLAND YOU MUST

  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining

  • Follow the national lockdown rules

  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.

OPTIONAL

Opt-In to the test to release scheme to reduce the 10 day quarantine period.

From 19th July

You will not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a day 8 COVID-19 test, as long as you:

  • have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme

  • have not been in a red list country or France in the 10 days before you arrive in England

  • Fully vaccinated means that you have had your final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England. The day you have your final dose of the vaccine does not count as one of the 14 days.

You will still need to book a day 2 test to take when you arrive in England.

France Important Information

The changes to the amber list rule for fully UK vaccinated people will not apply to France. If you have been in France in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in England and take day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests.

Passengers arriving into England by plane, ferry or train must book their tests before they travel; all passengers must complete a passenger locator form.

This page is for arrivals from Amber list countries. 

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

You land in The UK and begin your isolation in accordance to government guidelines. 

  • If you have been fully vaccinated with both doses at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England you will not be required to isolate.

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ARRIVAL

Mandatory Day 2 Travel Testing.
 

You can have your test for day two any time between arriving into the UK and the evening of day two.

  • If you have been fully vaccinated and are arriving to England on or after the 19th July this is the only test you require.

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DAY TWO
MANDATORY  TRAVEL TEST

You can opt into the Test To Release Scheme. 

 

This is an additional test on your day 5 that once returned negative allows you to end your isolation early. Results could be in as soon as 6pm the next day.

You must still attend your Mandatory Day 8 Travel Test and follow national lockdown rules.

Note: If you have been fully vaccinated with both doses at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England you will not require this test.

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DAY FIVE
OPT-IN TEST TO RELEASE 

Mandatory Day 8 Travel Testing.

You must continue to isolate until day 11 unless you have successfully done a Day 5 Test to Release.

Note: If you have been fully vaccinated with both doses at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England you will not require this test.

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DAY EIGHT
MANDATORY  TRAVEL TEST
Your Test Experience

You arrive at one of our testing sites at your scheduled appointment time.

 

You will be welcomed by one of our specialist sample collection officers.

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We will scan your unique test QR code this can be printed or on your phone.

We may ask to see some photo ID either a passport or driving licence.

 

Your sample will then be collected from you by one of of our team using a throat and nasal swab.

We don't use the post.

 

One of our dedicated private drivers will safely transport your sample to one of our accredited laboratories.

We aim to deliver your results by 6pm the day AFTER your test. However, in some cases results could take a little longer.

We're Gov.uk listed for 'Test To Release' to end your quarantine early!

We are a government listed testing facility!

You can book online using this website.

Testing is open every day.

Mon-Friday 9:30-16:00

Sat-Sunday 9:30-13:00

Once your test has been paid for you will receive an email to complete your mandatory test information.

 

It’s up to you to make sure you book your tests in on the right dates for your specific travel situation.

Once you have completed the test information request you will receive your unique test QR code and and a booking reference number.

If you are entering England and creating a Gov.uk Passenger Locator Form. You will be asked for your test booking reference number.

 

This will begin "RACOO"

 

Example Number:
RACOO1234567

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