Test to Release Scheme

As of today, the Test to Release for International Travel scheme is open to passengers who needed to self-isolate...

As of today, the Test to Release for International Travel scheme is open to passengers who needed to self-isolate on arrival in England.

Under the scheme, travellers arriving from countries not featured on the government’s travel corridor list have the option to take a test after 5 days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing them from the need to isolate.

This morning, the Government has published the list of suppliers that are offering Covid-19 tests; to read more about it, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

A reminder that if you choose to book a test, you will need to state this on you passenger locator form prior to arriving and then go straight into self-isolation at home as usual. Passengers can also opt in for this test after arrival, in which case they will need to resubmit their passenger locator form.

The test can then be taken on or after day 5 of the isolation period either at home or at a private provider’s testing site, and on receipt of a negative result, can immediately finish self-isolating and return to following domestic rules.

Those passengers choosing not to take a test when arriving from a non-exempt country must continue to follow the current self-isolation requirements of 2 weeks.