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Travellers to England Can Reduce Quarantine Period

The UK government has launched a new ‘Test to Release’ scheme that will enable people arriving in England to reduce their quarantine period if they test negative for Covid-19 five days after arrival.

The person travelling will have to pay for a private test, which can cost between £65 and £120. It normally takes 24-48 hours to receive the results.

Travelling to England

At the time of writing, all travellers arriving in England:

Self-Isolation (Quarantine) on Arrival

When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. The 10-day period is because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

With the Test to Release scheme, you can pay for a Covid-19 test after 5 days of your quarantine and it comes back negative, you can stop self-isolating.

More information on self-isolating when travelling to England (UK Government website) >
More information on Test to Release (UK Government website) >
Travel bans to the UK (UK Government website) >

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