Non-fully vaccinated arrivals:

Day 2 & 8 COVID-19 travel testing

At-home day 2 & 8 COVID-19 testing for use by non-fully vaccinated* arrivals into the UK.

*Must be fully vaccinated under a UK-government approved programme.

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How it works

Complete mandatory COVID-19 testing for non-fully vaccinated international travellers entering the UK with at-home day 2 & 8 RT-PCR tests.

You qualify for day 2 & 8 testing upon arrival if you have not been fully vaccinated either:

  • under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, USA, or UK vaccine programme overseas.
  • with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from an approved national public health body.

You are also required to take tests on days 2 and 8 if you meet the above criteria but completed your full vaccination course fewer than 14 days before arriving into the UK. Children aged 4 years and under are exempt from any travel testing.

1) Order online
Order your day 2 & 8 test kits online prior to your arrival into the UK. You will receive your passenger locator number upon purchase.
2) Test Delivery
Your test kits will be delivered to your home address or to the place you are staying by the second full day following your arrival.
3) Return your sample
Day 2 Test
Provide a swab sample on days 2 & 8 of your arrival into the UK and return it to FitnessGenes using the prepaid Royal Mail Tracked 24 service.
4) Recieve your results
Results Collection
Your results will be delivered by email within 36 hours of your samples being received at the laboratory. Providing that both tests deliver a negative result, you can exit quarantine on day 10.

Advantages of FitnessGenes testing

  • Hassle-free travel

    As a UK government approved provider, you can expect a seamless experience when travelling to the UK. Upon purchase of your test kit(s), you will receive your unique booking reference number, allowing you to complete the mandatory passenger locator form and pass through customs without issue or delay.

  • Do it yourself

    Using a swab-based collection method, the test can be easily self-administrated at home without the need of any medical assistance. Once collected, your sample is returned to our UKAS approved laboratory using a prepaid Royal Mail Tracked 24-hour service to allow for fast result delivery.

  • Fast and accurate results

    Once your sample has been received at our laboratory, your result will be delivered within 36 hours. As RT-PCR tests also have a higher sensitivity and specificity than other types of tests, such as lateral flow testing, you can have confidence in your result.

Hear from our satisfied customers

With over 8 years experience of direct-to-customer testing services, we have the team and platform to deliver reliable and affordable COVID-19 results. Hear from satisfied customers below, or at Trustpilot.

Our commitments and guarantees

With international travel restrictions and personal arrangements continually changing, we recognise our customers’ need for flexibility. To ensure that you receive the service you require, we’ve made the following guarantees and commitments:

Free booking amendments

Make changes to your booking details - including your arrival date and delivery address - as many times as necessary for free, up until your kit is dispatched.

Status change refunds

Should the status of your departure country be added to the UK’s red list before you travel, all tests you have purchased will be refunded in full.

Money back guarantee

In the rare case that you do not receive your result within 36 hours of your sample being received, we will refund the cost of your test in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your test kits will be dispatched to you via DPD, Express Next Day Delivery. Your kits are typically dispatched on the day of your arrival in the UK.

You will receive an email from DPD once your kit has shipped, advising you of the expected delivery date.

On the day of delivery, you will also receive an email and text (if mobile number is provided) advising you of the 1-hour time slot your package will be delivered.

You can make amendments to your address or delivery date directly via the DPD website, following the instructions provided in your delivery emails.

As we often send out multiple kits to one address, or kits are purchased on behalf of another person, every kit we sent out needs to be registered to a specific individual – and contact details provided for receipt of the result - before a result can be sent.

To register please go to

You will need your passenger locator reference booking number, which will be in the following format: FITNE1234567 and the specific barcode on your sample tube.

Multiple clinical validation studies have been conducted on the assay used by FitnessGenes, using the current standard of care assays in clinical ISO15189/UKAS accredited laboratories.

Diagnostic sensitivity has been established at 98.40%. This means there is a very low likelihood of actually carrying the COVID-19 coronavirus but falsely receiving a negative test result.

Diagnostic specificity has been established at 99.34%. This means there is an extremely low likelihood of receiving a positive test result despite not carrying the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Your result will be sent to you via email usually within 36 hours from receipt at our laboratory.

Whilst the vast majority of our samples are processed within this timeframe (> 98%), we unfortunately cannot offer a guarantee on this as turnaround times are dependent on laboratory capacity and we may experience delays during periods of high demand.

Lateral flow tests (LFTs) are a rapid way of testing for Covid-19, but are not as accurate as a PCR test and have lower sensitivity and specificity rates, meaning a PCR test is usually required to verify the result of a LFT.

The FitnessGenes test is a PCR test and not a LFT. A negative LFT result is not as accurate as a PCR test result. If you have a negative LFT result but a positive PCR test result, you most likely had Covid-19 when the test was done and must follow the relevant government guidelines in relation to this:

Non-fully vaccinated arrivals:

Day 2 & 8 COVID-19 travel testing

At-home day 2 & 8 COVID-19 testing for use by non-fully vaccinated* arrivals into the UK.

*Must be fully vaccinated under a UK-government approved programme.

Airport arrivals image

Require any additional support or guidance?

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