How to book the PCR test for my Travel
Travelling during the time of Coronavirus has seen a big change and PCR Tests before travelling has become the new normal. Now, before you start planning for a holiday, you need to keep this thing into consideration. But Away Holidays has come to your rescue with their tie-up with ExpressTest, one of the well-known Coronavirus testing providers of the UK, making it easy for you to get the testing done at your leisure, rightly as per the rules of your destination and the UK.
When you book your travel with us, you get a complete guidance from the testing experts.With ExpressTest you canbook your slot which offers gold standard PCR testing across the UK from £57, while Randox Health provides a home sample collection PCR testing kit at a fantastic price starting from just £43.
What is a PCR test?
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is an antigen test which is performed to detect the genetic material (DNA/RNA) of a virus' through a throat and nasal swab. This test is most accurate and is considered the "gold standard" test for diagnosing COVID-19 because of reliability.
Getting tested before your holiday
There's no denying that you need a Covid-19 test before travelling, however, it completely depends on the destination where you're flying to, since there are a few
destinations that do not require these reports. Each country has its own entry protocol, so you need to check the specific requirements of your country in advance.
Moreover, each country has its own rules on whether a negative test report is required for children or not. For further details about the specific requirements of your
destination, check the Foreign Travel Advice website (and do keep checking regularly, for, the requirements can be changed at short notice).
Also, please check with your airline if they are accepting home PCR tests because there are a few airlines that ask for a test taken in a clinical setting.
Getting tested for your return journey home
The British Government is about to release a new traffic light system for arrivals into England, which will include additional tests to be taken. Keep up-to-date with the latest GOV.UK travel advice.
GREEN LIST' COUNTRIES
You will need to take a pre-outbound test in your destination before your return to the UK. You will also need to take a PCR test within 2 days of your arrival in the UK. There's no need of you to be quarantined if your test results are negative.
AMBER LIST' COUNTRIES
You will need to take a pre-outbound test in your destination before your return to the UK. It is required for you to be quarantined at home for 10 days after your return to the UK. You will also need to take two PCR tests - one within 2 days of your arrival in the UK and the second is 8 days after your arrival. You will have the option for a 'test to release' in order to release yourself from self-isolation on day 5 on receipt of a negative result.
RED LIST' COUNTRIES
You will need to take a pre-outbound test in your destination before your return to the UK. On your return to the UK, you will be subject to restrictions which will include a 10-day quarantine in a managed hotel. You will also need to take two PCR tests - one within 2 days of your arrival in the UK and the second is 8 days after your arrival.