Covid-19 Day 2 Test for Green Arrivals

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Covid-19 Day 2 Test for Green Arrivals
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Covid-19 Day 2 Test for Green Arrivals

Covid-19 Day 2 Test for Green Arrivals

Testing on Day 2 is required by the UK Government if you are arriving in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland from a green list country. Better2Know and our laboratory partners are listed on the Government website as registered private providers for Testing on Day 2.

Why choose Better2Know?

  • 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 6 days a week
  • Patient Services Team available 24/7 by phone, email and live chat

For Green Arrivals, we offer two Covid-19 PCR testing options:

  • Testing on Day 2 + Fit to Fly Test & Certificate (£149)
  • Testing on Day 2 (£89)

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

Travel requirements for green list countries:

  • Your airline and/or destination may require a pre-departure PCR Fit to Fly Test
  • Upon return, you must complete a PCR test on Day 2 and you are not required to self-isolate

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

Important Information: Better2Know's Testing on Day 2 is available only to those returning to England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. This test is not suitable if you are returning to Wales. Please check your nation's Government guidance.

You must order your tests before you return to England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Failure to do so may incur fines and other penalties. Please order your tests as early as possible prior to your arrival.

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.

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

If you are travelling to a green list country, your airline and/or destination may require you to take a Covid-19 Fit to Fly test before your flight and have proof of a negative result. 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 4pm, 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?

Your Day 2 test will be dispatched the day before you arrive in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Your kit should arrive on Day 0, which is 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.

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?

Your test kit includes a full set of instructions. Please read and follow the instructions carefully before collecting your sample. You should take your sample using the swab provided and send it to our laboratory on the same day using the postage-paid return envelope.

Royal Mail is experiencing severe pressure during the pandemic. Therefore, 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. As soon as your results are ready, we will send you an email to let you know. You can access your patient area using the log-in details provided to you at the time of booking. Your patient area will tell you what to do next, depending on your result. You will also 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, it will undergo further testing to identify variants of Covid-19. You must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date, even if you do not have Coronavirus symptoms. 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: £89
  • Testing on Day 2 + Fit to Fly Test: £139

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

We accept cancellations which 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 do I know if I am taking my sample correctly?

Your kit includes a full set of instructions detailing how to collect your sample.


Q: Can I track my sample to the laboratory?

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

Q: Does my order include Special Delivery?

Yes, all Covid-19 swab orders include tracked, special delivery.

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

Please use the postage-paid return envelope included in your test kit to send your sample to the laboratory along with your pathology form. 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: Why do I need to provide my email address?

Once you have placed your order, we will send you a confirmation email which includes your login details to access your results online. We will also send an email when your kit has been dispatched and to let you know when your results are ready.


Q: What if I have more questions?

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