Covid-19 Travel - January 07, 2022

January travel changes - your questions answered!

Covid-19 Travel - January 07, 2022

 

A new travel update from the UK government means that testing for travel is once again less complex and more affordable! However, there are still many questions that people may have, whether it's around what the rules and requirement changes are, or more importantly, how they may affect them. With this in mind, we want to answer all of your FAQ’s.

What has changed?

The Government have updated requirements for UK arrivals on the following:

  • Pre-departure tests: no longer required for fully vaccinated arrivals - from 4am GMT, 7th January.

  • Day 2 tests: antigen/lateral flow tests can be used by fully vaccinated arrivals instead of PCR tests - from 4am GMT, 9th January.

  • The fully vaccinated rules also apply to children aged 17 and under, people taking part in an approved vaccine trial, and people who are unable to have a vaccination due to medical reasons.

Can I get a refund for my pre-departure and Day 2 PCR tests?

Yes. Please contact support@qured.com, where we can assist you further with this. Also, please note that if either kit has already been dispatched, our 75% refund policy applies. You will need to return the test to us and provide proof of postage (via email).

 

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Can I use my pre-departure antigen test as my Day 2 LFD instead?

Yes, this can be done. However, you will need to make a booking for a Day 2 antigen test and inform our support team that you already have the kits (i.e. your pre-departure test kit) - please email support@qured.com. Support will refund you for the original kit, and then you can use the new Day 2 activation codes that you are sent. Please note, the activation codes must be changed - in order for a refund to be provided, evidence that a Day 2 booking has been processed must be sent to support@qured.com when requesting a booking alteration.

When can I book a Day 2 rapid antigen test?

Day 2 antigen lateral flow tests are available to book now at qured.com - these can be used for arrivals after 4:00 AM GMT on Sunday 9 January. 

What are the rules for unvaccinated travellers?

The rules have not changed for unvaccinated travellers. UK travellers who are not fully vaccinated will still have to take pre-departure and Day 2 and Day 8 PCR tests. 

Do you still have to fill in a passenger locator form?

Yes, it is a legal requirement to provide a booking reference number for any tests you must take after arriving in the UK. This includes: 

- Day 2 LFD Tests

- Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Tests 

- Optional Day 5 PCR Tests 

Any further assistance you need regarding this, please contact support@qured.com.

Will the Day 2 rapid antigen test need video supervision?

No, Day 2 LFD tests do not require a video consultation or supervision in any way. However, you can choose to have a video consultation with a health advisor (for an additional cost of £7.00) if that is your preference. Many customers use them for peace of mind that they're testing properly.

Have the rules changed for Fit to Fly tests when leaving the UK?

No. The required tests for travelling to other countries depend on what test type(s) your destination country accepts, and sometimes, your vaccination status. We recommend checking the FCO travel advice for the particular country you are travelling to - or contact your airline.  

Our Day 2 antigen tests are available now and start from just £19.50. Official results in just 2 hours - no lab, no long waits. Whatever tests you need, we've got you covered. Book now or add the product to your cart below!

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