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Day 2 LFT and for Unvaccinated Travellers Day 2 & 8 (PCR) COVID-19 Post-Travel At-Home Testing Service 

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At-Home, Self Swab Test Kits

For those returning to the UK following international travel from £19.99, including free delivery*

*Exclusions apply

It is a legal requirement that Boots, as a provider of the service, share all COVID-19 test results (positive, negative, inconclusive and failed) with Public Health England and the NHS Test and Trace Programme.

Important Update

This service is available in the UK only; any orders placed outside of the UK will be cancelled.

Following the latest annoucement, from January 9 2022, all arrivals from non-red list countries, who were previously taking a PCR test on or before day 2 of arrival, can now take a Lateral Flow test on or before day 2 of arrival, and do not need to isolate while waiting for their test results. If your result is positive ensure you follow the latest government guidelines.

Please note, that rules for unvaccinated arrivals remain unchanged. Unvaccinated arrivals will still be required to take a pre-departure test before travel, and a Day 2 and Day 8 PCR test on arrival and self-isolate.

For full details, please read the government guidance availablehere.

Purchase your test kit online through the ReCoVa-19 portal

Register your details and purchase your test(s). You will then receive your booking reference number (which you need to record on your Passenger Locator Form) & you will receive your test kit(s) within 2 days of dispatch.


Activate your test kit and complete the test as per the instruction leaflet(s) included.

For Day 2 LFT, please follow the supplementary insert to submit your test photograph.

Day 2 & 8 PCR completed tests will need to be posted using a Royal Mail priority postbox.


Get your result

Day 2 tests are typically validated within 20 hours of submitting the photo.

Day 2 & 8 results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours of the receipt of the sample by the lab.

Day 2 and Day 2 & 8 COVID-19 Post-Travel Testing Service

General Information

This service is suitable for adults and children 5 years of age and over and will be arriving in the UK following international travel.

Your test kit(s) will be dispatched the day after your order is placed and should arrive at your chosen delivery address within 2 working days of dispatch. Please note, Sundays and Bank Holidays are not working days for Royal Mail.

Travel Information

What you must do when you arrive in the UK from abroad depends on your age, vaccination status and where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK. Please check the relevant guidance for your vaccination status and the country you are returning from to see which applies to you and your country of travel. 

It is important that you refer to the latest government information when determining which testing option you require as a country or territory may be moved on or off the red list without warning. Read more here.

Important Information

Activate your kit on the ReCoVa portal before taking the test

Please make sure you visit the ReCoVa-19 portal and activate your kit when you do your test. Failure to do so will mean that you are unable to access your test result.

For lateral flow tests, failure to upload a clear photograph of your test result may produce an inconclusive or failed result.


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