‘From 15 February onwards, everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days
  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining
  • Follow the national lockdown rules

You should follow separate advice if you need to quarantine in:

You should follow separate guidance if you’ve been in a country where travel to the UK is banned (sometimes call the ‘red list’) at any point in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK. See the red list countries.

Quarantine for 10 days after you arrive

When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. The quarantine period starts the day you arrive in England and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. This period is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. You must travel directly to your place of quarantine when you arrive in England and directly from your place of quarantine to the port or airport when you leave. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible. If you break the quarantine rules you may face a penalty of up to £10,000

Ending your Quarantine Early (Amber countries and Opt in only) 

You can take a test on your 5th full day of quarantine to see if you can stop quarantining early. This is known as the test to release scheme. Screen4 already offer this service and further information can be found here https://screen4.org/covid19-test-to-release/ 
You still need to take a test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and on or after day 8 to check you do not have Covid19. Variant surveillance helps the government check if new types of Covid19 are coming into the country.’

Booking your travel test package 
Everyone must book a travel test package. You must take a covid19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on day 8 to check that you do not have Covid19. 
Screen4 will be offering this package as of 1st March, in Clinic and Home test options will be available. We are also offering sequencing of positive tests which will identify which variant of Covid19 you are carrying. 


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