Uptake of the free COVID vaccinations have been great in the UK, and getting vaccinated affords us some slightly more relaxed rules when it comes to travel testing requirements. However, it’s vital that we continue to track infections in vaccinated people and there are rules to follow for travel.
Do I Need a Day 2 Test If I’m Vaccinated?
Even if you are fully vaccinated, you must complete a Day 2 test after arriving in the UK. You do not need to quarantine after travel if you are fully vaccinated. However, if you test positive, you must immediately self-isolate and arrange a PCR test.
What is a Day 2 Test?
The Day 2 test is a Lateral Flow Antigen test which is analysed by an accredited laboratory. You be sent a simple to use self testing kit that is completed within 30 minutes. The laboratory will return your results documents within 2 hours. These mandatory tests to help the government to track and isolate infections entering the UK, since even fully vaccinated people can still become infected and may have no symptoms.