Day 2 & 8 Tests (Amber)
- Trusted by British Airways and KAYAK
- Listed provider on Government website
- Free Royal Mail return labels
Only select this option if you are arriving from a green list destination.
Order your tests online with free delivery and return labels
We'll send your Day 2 and Day 8 tests via DPD as soon as you place your order to make sure you have your kits ready.
Gentle and non-invasive sample collection
Perform your samples, then send each of them to our lab using a pre-paid Royal Mail Priority Postbox (find your nearest store).
Receive each of your test results by email
You’ll receive your test result the next day by 11:59pm after our lab receives your samples. We will also provide a doctor-signed certificate.
We've helped thousands of travellers from 63 countries across the globe
Including China, Thailand, Cyprus, Dubai, South Africa, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Spain, Greece and Germany.
Frequently asked questions
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All UK arrivals from an amber list country require Day 2 and 8 tests.
If you are travelling to the UK from a country on the green list, a Day 8 test is not required. Order a Day 2 only test instead for green list arrivals.
Please check the latest government travel advice for more information.
The Day 2 & 8 tests are mandatory for everyone entering the UK to check for Covid variants. You may face a penalty of up to £2,000 if you do not purchase and take your Day 2 and Day 8 tests.
Please see the UK government guidance for more information.
We recommend ordering your Day 2 & 8 travel test package as soon as possible to guarantee that you reserve your test kit.
Your Day 2 & 8 test kits will be delivered the next day for orders before 2pm via DPD. You'll receive a one-hour delivery window by SMS and email.
You can contact our dedicated Covid support team 24/7 via live chat if your delivery date needs to be changed.
Please place your order before travel to ensure your test kits arrive on time.
Day 2 & 8 tests are both PCR tests. A Covid-19 PCR test looks for the presence of the Covid-19 virus on a sample taken from your nose and throat; collected using a long cotton bud. Medicspot has partnered with world-class UKAS applicant laboratories to provide this testing to ensure fast and accurate results. Our Covid-19 PCR test has a sensitivity of 98% and specificity of 100% when performed correctly.
You will perform your samples using a gentle and non-invasive swab. We will provide you with clear instructions on how to take your swab in your test kits.
We'll send your Day 2 and 8 test kits with free delivery to your home.
Once you’ve collected your swab samples, you can use a pre-paid returns label to send your tests back to our lab via a Royal Mail Priority Postbox.
Negative You do not have any evidence of an active infection.
Positive The Covid-19 virus has been detected on your swab. You will not be able to travel or reduce your quarantine time, and we will inform NHS Public Health about your positive result. Medicspot will provide you with a free private doctor consultation if you test positive.
Inconclusive/Needs Repeated Very infrequently, your swab result will need to be repeated. This may occur due to poor sample taking technique. If your result is inconclusive, we will offer you a replacement test.
You must register your kit before returning it via Royal Mail. If you have problems registering your kit on a mobile device, please use a desktop computer. If you need further assistance, our dedicated Covid support team will be happy to help via live chat, 24/7.Chat with us
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