Find the cheapest test to release: Compare day 5 COVID-19 tests for travel

End your quarantine early when you test negative using these "test to release" (day 5) COVID-19 tests for travel.

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Name Product Test purpose Test type Test location Price (from) Key benefits
Dante Labs Test to Release (Day 5 Test) COVID-19 Test
Day 5
PCR
Home
£48
Kurix Health Test to Release Day 5 COVID-19 Test
Day 5
PCR
Home
£49
VERIFIED
Zava Test to Release (Day 5 Test)
Day 5
PCR
Home
£69
VERIFIED
MyHealthChecked Test-to-Release COVID-19 Test
Day 5
PCR
Home
£78
VERIFIED
4Medical TTR Test To Release Home Test Kit
Day 5
PCR
Home
£89
VERIFIED
Accendo Lab Covid-19 RT PCR Test To Release Go Express
Day 5
PCR
Home
£99
VERIFIED
4Medical TTR Test To Release / Day 2 & Day 8 Home Test Kit
Day 2 and 8, Day 5
PCR
Home
£237
VERIFIED
Accendo Lab Covid-19 RT PCR Day 2, 5 and 8 Go Express
Day 2 and 8, Day 5
PCR
Home
£290
VERIFIED
4Medical Fit-To Fly, Day-2/Day-8 And TTR - Home Test Kit
Day 2 and 8, Day 5, Pre-departure from the UK
PCR
Home
£316
Corona Test Centre Test to Release PCR Test
VERIFIED
Corona Test Centre Test to Release PCR Test
Day 5
PCR
Clinic, Home
£129
VERIFIED
Accendo Lab Covid-19 RT PCR Test To Release Go Collect
Day 5
PCR
Clinic
£75
VERIFIED
4Medical Test To Release In-Clinic Appointment
Day 5
PCR
Clinic
£79
VERIFIED
Accendo Lab Covid-19 RT PCR Day 2, 5 and 8 Go Collect
Day 2 and 8, Day 5
PCR
Clinic
£195
VERIFIED
ExpressTest PCR Test to Release Test
Day 5
PCR
Airport, Clinic
£69
VERIFIED
ExpressTest Amber Arrivals Day 2, 5 & 8 Tests
Day 2 and 8, Day 5
PCR
Airport, Clinic
£189
Biogroup Laboratory Home Test to Release
Biogroup Laboratory Home Test to Release
Day 5
PCR
Home
£49
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What is a “test to release” COVID-19 test?

When you return to England from certain countries you are required to quarantine at home for 10 days. If you choose to take an additional, optional COVID-19 test referred to as a ‘test to release’ or Day 5 test and it comes back negative, you can finish your quarantine early.

The rules are set to change on 4 October, with the traffic light system being simplified. Be sure to check what’s required before you book your COVID tests.

How much does a “test to release” (Day 5) COVID-19 test cost?

You can compare prices from some popular private COVID-19 test suppliers in the table above. Each company can set its own price for the test but the average cost is around £100.

Can I travel to a clinic to take my “test to release” (Day 5) test?

Yes. You are allowed to travel to a clinic to take a COVID-19 test as long as you have been properly self-isolating for 5 days since you entered the country.

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