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Covid-19 PCR Day 2 Test for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals

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Covid-19 PCR Day 2 Test for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals
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Product Description

Covid-19 PCR Day 2 Test for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals

Covid-19 PCR Day 2 Test for Fully Vaccinated Arrivals

If you are arriving in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland from a non-red list country and you are fully vaccinated, you are required to take a test on or before Day 2. You must isolate until you have a negative result. Better2Know and our laboratory partners are listed on the Government website as registered private providers for Testing on or before Day 2.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to take a test on Day 2 and Day 8.

Why choose Better2Know?

  • This test is the test for vaccinated arrivals into the UK from 27 November 2021 until further notice
  • Better2Know has been providing home testing kits to patients since 2012
  • If your trip gets cancelled, we may be able to offer a refund as long as you provide us with 48 hours’ notice
  • The number you need for your Passenger Locator Form is sent to you by email immediately after your purchase no need to register your account or kit
  • Test kits dispatched and delivered by tracked Special Delivery (optional extra) 6 days a week
  • Patient Services Team available 24/7 by phone, email and live chat

For Fully Vaccinated Arrivals, we provide two Covid-19 PCR testing options:

  • Testing on Day 2 + Fit to Fly Test & Certificate (£149)
  • Testing on Day 2 (£68.95)

To order your tests, please click the Buy Now button above and select your chosen testing option.

Travel requirements for non-red list countries:

If you have been fully vaccinated:

  • Upon return, you must complete a PCR test on Day 2 and you required to self-isolate until you have a negative result.
  • Your airline and/or destination may require a pre-departure PCR Fit to Fly Test

If you have NOT been fully vaccinated, please visit our page for Testing on Day 2 and Day 8.

Important Information: The travel regulations for ‘Fully Vaccinated Arrivals’ apply to those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with a UK, EU or US vaccine which is recognised by the UK Government. You must have received your second dose at least 14 days before your return. Read more here.

It is your responsibility to check your country of departure on the UK Government's website prior to booking your tests.

You must order your tests before you return to England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Failure to do so may incur fines and other penalties.

When you order your tests, we will ask you to provide details about yourself and your journey. You will then receive a unique reference number, which you must enter on your passenger locator form before you return. Please order your tests as early as possible prior to your arrival.

Who is the combined Testing on Day 2 and Fit to Fly option for?

If you are travelling from the UK, your airline and/or destination may require you to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before your flight. By purchasing both these tests together, you will receive a discounted price and save the hassle of ordering your tests separately.

Please note that your tests will be sent separately, as required. If you order your Fit to Fly test before 4 pm, Monday to Friday, we will ship it to you on the very same day.

Read more about our Covid-19 Fit to Fly Test here.

When will I receive my test kits?

If you have ordered before your date of arrival into the UK, your Day 2 test will be shipped before you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Your kit should arrive with you on or by Day 0 (the day you arrive). If your Day 0 falls on Sunday or Monday, we will post your kit to you on Friday or Saturday, depending on when it is ordered.

In the run up to Christmas, we strongly advise you to choose Special Delivery on your order.

If you are concerned that postal delivery is not possible, should you not yet have arrived at the delivery address, please contact us to let us know as soon as possible.

What should I do when I receive my test kit?

Please read and follow the instructions included in your test kit carefully before collecting your sample. You should take your sample using the swab provided and then send it to our laboratory on the same day using the postage-paid return envelope.

As Royal Mail is experiencing severe pressure during the pandemic, you may wish to consider returning your sample using a courier of your choice.

How will I receive my results?

Your results will be available to view online in your secure patient area on our website. We will inform you by email as soon as your results are ready. You can log into your patient area using the unique PIN and password provided to you at the time of booking. Your patient area will also tell you what to do next, depending on your result. You will be able to download a certificate showing proof of your results.

What if I test positive for Covid-19?

If your Day 2 test is positive you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date, even if you do not have symptoms of Coronavirus. People who you live with or are travelling with should also self-isolate for 10 days.

How much does a Covid-19 Day 2 test cost?

  • Testing on Day 2 + Fit to Fly Test: £139
  • Testing on Day 2: £68.95

What if my trip gets cancelled or I change my mind?

We accept cancellations that are made 48 hours or more before your departure flight time. We are unable to process any cancellations after this time due to UK Government requirements. Testing on Day 2 is a legal requirement so you will be required to show your Better2Know Confirmation Number to your airline.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How should I send my sample to the laboratory?

Inside your test kit, you will find a postage-paid return envelope. Your sample should be sent to the laboratory along with your pathology form in this envelope. Please use a Royal Mail Priority post box. You can find your nearest Priority post box on the Royal Mail website.


Q: What does the test kit look like?

Your kit will arrive in a plain grey envelope with your typed name and address.

Q: Does my order include Special Delivery?

Yes, all Covid-19 swab tests are dispatched by tracked, special delivery.

Q: How can I track my sample to the laboratory?

Your return envelope is tracked by Royal Mail. We will send you an email with your tracking number when we dispatch your kit. If you are having problems tracking your parcel, please contact Royal Mail.


Q: Why do I need to give my email address?

As soon as you have placed your order, we will send you a confirmation email, along with your login details to access your results online. We will send an email when your kit has been dispatched and to let you know when your results are ready.


Q: What if I have additional questions?

You can contact our advisors by sending a message using our live web chat or phoning our team who are available 24/7. Alternatively, you can reply to one of the emails sent to you by Louise from Patient Services.