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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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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