• UK government approved provider
  • Mandatory testing for international arrivals
  • Testing on Day 2 & Day 8 of self-isolation
  • Results within 24 hours of the lab receiving your sample
  • Free Next Day Delivery of each kit & swab sample postage included
  • End self-isolation early if negative

Nomad can provide Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals. Testing on day 2 and day 8 of your travel arrival self-isolation is mandatory for some international arrivals. Results of your swab tests, which are taken at your self-isolation location, will be shared with Public Health England (PHE) and used to track cases and variants of COVID-19 coronavirus entering the UK.

Please ensure you read and understand the following important information:

  • Nomad is a UK Government approved supplier of mandatory 2 and 8 days testing for international travel arrivals
  • This service is for detection of the live coronavirus indicating a current infection, and for monitoring of COVID-19 variants entering the UK
  • Whilst we endeavour to ensure that 2 and 8 day test results are turned around within 24 hours of your sample being received by the laboratory, we cannot guarantee it. In most cases we will absolutely deliver turnaround times within 24 hours, however due to the potential for postage issues and the (very rare) potential for the lab to fail to meet their own standards, Nomad cannot take responsibility for any disruption or delay you may face. Although we will work with you at all times to make sure your testing is completed successfully and promptly
  • This service includes self-sample kits for use at home. You must follow the included instructions carefully as you are responsible for accurate sample collection
  • You are responsible for the posting of your samples to the laboratory via Royal Mail priority post boxes throughout the UK. Nomad is not responsible for getting your sample to the lab, however return postage packaging and instructions are included with each of your test kits

 

When should i use the Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals self-test package?

The Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals can be used by anyone required to take part in mandatory COVID-19 infection testing on arrival to the UK. Taken on day 2 and day 8 of self-isolation, the tests will track COVID-19 cases entering the UK. If your day 2 swab sample is positive, your sample will be subject to genome sequencing to determine which variant you were infected with.

How does the Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals work?

We’ve made it really simple to complete your mandatory 2 & 8 day testing for international arrivals with Nomad:

  • Enter your details on this page to match your Passenger Locator Form information and Add to Basket (If you require testing for several people, please place separate orders for each person)
  • Complete your order and get your unique Order Number – this is also your Test Booking Reference and is required to complete your Passenger Locator Form prior to returning to the UK. We’ll also send you an email with your Order Number/test booking reference
  • As required by the UK Government, we will send your swab test kits separately to arrive in time for each of your 2nd and 8th day tests
  • Once you receive your day 2 test kit, use the provided instructions to activate your test kit through the laboratory Kits Activation Portal – you will need the barcode from your test tube and the PIN affixed to the plastic bag that holds your test tube
  • Once your swab test kit is activated, collect your swab sample using the provided instructions
  • Package your sample as instructed and use the provided return priority mail labelling to post your swab sample using any of the 1000’s of Royal Mail COVID-19 priority post boxes
  • Once it is received by the laboratory, you sample will be analysed and results returned within 24 hours
  • If your day 2 test is negative, you must continue to self isolate until your day 8 swab
  • If your day 2 test is positive, your sample will be subjected to genome sequencing to determine which COVID variant you were infected with. You must quarantine for 10 days beginning the day after the positive test was taken (until day 13) and are no longer required to complete day 8 testing
  • Once you receive your day 8 test kit, again, activate your test kit in the Kits Activation Portal – you will need the barcode from your test tube and the PIN affixed to the plastic bag that holds your test tube
  • Once your swab test kit is activated, collect your swab sample using the provided instructions
  • Package your sample as instructed and use the provided return priority mail labelling to post your swab sample using any of the 1000’s of COVID-19 priority post boxes
  • If your day 2 test was negative, and your day 8 test is negative, you may end your self-isolation after 10 full days from day 0 when you arrived in England
  • If your day 2 test was negative, and your day 8 test is positive, your household must isolate until day 19

It is essential that the instructions are followed carefully to ensure that your kit is activated, and your sample is correctly obtained & sufficient for coronavirus infection testing.

How much does Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals cost?

Nomad’s Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals costs £180.

The testing package includes:

  • 2 swab test kits
  • Free Delivery – we’ll deliver each kit separately by Next Day delivery for each of your swab testing days at no extra cost to you
  • Returns postage included to send your samples to our laboratory
  • Analysis of your swab samples, and any required genome sequencing of positive samples
  • Results returned to you within 24 hours (from when they have been received by the laboratory), and also communicated to Public Health England (PHE) as required

Each swab test kit contains:

  • A reminder to visit the Kits Activation Portal to activate your test
  • A barcode (on your test tube) and a PIN (affixed to the plastic bag that holds your test tube)
  • A swab collection kit
  • Instructions on how to accurately collect your swab samples
  • Return postage labelling for you to send each of your swab samples on to our laboratory in Royal Mail priority mail boxes
  • Priority next day delivery of your swab test

How will I receive my Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals results?

Once the laboratory has completed their analysis of your sample, your result will be supplied via email using the details you entered when activating your swab tests.

How long does it take to get Day 2 and Day 8 testing results?

Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals takes up to 24 hours to turnaround your results for each of your swab sample tests. This is the maximum time it will take from when your sample is received by the lab after being posted by using dedicated Royal Mail COVID-19 priority post boxes.

What are the possible results of the test?

Your results documents will include your results, which will be either Negative or Positive. You will be provided with information to help you understand your results. If your day 2 test result is positive, your sample will be subjected to genome sequencing to determine which COVID-19 variant you have been infected with. This information will be shared with the UK government for them to track infections and variants being carried by travel arrivals.

There is a 1% chance your test result can come back as Inconclusive and the lab will inform us that you need a retest. There are a number of factors why this happens and the lab will not be able to be too specific. Inconclusive tests mean the lab cannot prove you DID NOT have COVID-19 when you were tested.

What if i have further questions about my coronavirus test results?

Our expert clinicians are available to answer your questions regarding your coronavirus self-test kit results. Contact us anytime if you need guidance.

About 2 & 8 day coronavirus test analysis

Specialist laboratories are able to analyse swab samples to see if COVID-19 coronavirus is present. If the virus is present in your sample, you are currently infected with COVID-19. We are approved to provide mandatory Day 2 and Day 8 testing for international arrivals by the government. Our laboratory meets the requirements of the government for the provision of COVID testing.

Can I use Day 2 and Day 8 testing to help me with international travel and return to work?

If you are required to undertake mandatory testing on day 2 and day 8 while self-isolating after international travel, you can order this test package from Nomad. We are approved providers and will supply the information required for your Passenger Locator Form prior to travel to the UK. We will communicate your results to the government testing scheme, as required, to assist with tracking COVID-19 infections and variants.

There are currently inconsistencies with both return to work and international travel regulations. Different countries and employers have different regulations, and these regulations are changing rapidly. You must check with your employer, insurer and airline as to their individual & specific constraints around travel & COVID-19 testing.

Please note:

We are unable to accept returns of COVID-19 test kits. Once your kit has been dispatched, we are unable to cancel your order as the kit cannot be reused. If you need to cancel an order, please contact us on 01341 555061 or covidtesting@nomadtravel.co.uk as soon as you can.
If your Day 2 test is positive, and you are no longer able to undertake Day 8 testing, we will provide a refund of £90, please contact us on 01341 555061 or covidtesting@nomadtravel.co.uk as soon as you can to arrange a refund.
Results will be returned to you within 24 hours of your sample being received by the laboratory

 

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