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Need to schedule Day 2 and 8 covid tests before arriving UK

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I understand I will need a Covid test on day 2 and day 8 of my stay in London. Do I need to book these tests before I leave US so I have proof of it when I get on the plane? Or can I just book when I get to London?

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St. Albans, United...
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From the official website

Before you travel to England you must:

take a COVID-19 test

book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England

complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

On arrival in England you must:

quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days

take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

So in answer to your question you need to book these before you get on the plane. You also need to work out getting food and essentials for your two year

Corringham, United...
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https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/amber

Info here.

We just purchased the kits and they gave us a Passenger Location reference which you have to put on your UK GOV passenger Location form

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

We were reminded that day 2 is not the day after you arrive!! (thgts day 1)

Edited: June 18, 2021, 2:16 am
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>> Do I need to book these tests before I leave US so I have proof of it when I get on the plane<<

Yes, the reference you get has to go into paperwork you file ahead of the flight

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