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This is a bit unclear to say the least.  Reading from the BE website I am informed I need to fill in a locator form for where I am staying and have to pre-book and pay for 2 tests.  But the post above is talking about only paying for one test if you want to get out of jail early.

So which is it?

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1 hour ago, Nurseynutcase said:

This is a bit unclear to say the least.  Reading from the BE website I am informed I need to fill in a locator form for where I am staying and have to pre-book and pay for 2 tests.  But the post above is talking about only paying for one test if you want to get out of jail early.

So which is it?

My understanding is that the 2 tests apply to hotel quarantine. The test to release arrangement is for those in quarantine at their residence, no get out of jail for those in hotels.

Quite open to any other clarification.

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Does anyone know the type of test required, PCR?

Also is a certificate printed in English also required and would a regional hospital such as Kalasin, be able to provide?

72 hours isn't too long to rearrange everything if you don't get it right the first time!

I'm hoping to fly back to the UK (with my Thai girlfriend for the first time) in the next few weeks.

 

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6 minutes ago, Chill27 said:

Does anyone know the type of test required, PCR?

Also is a certificate printed in English also required and would a regional hospital such as Kalasin, be able to provide?

72 hours isn't too long to rearrange everything if you don't get it right the first time!

I'm hoping to fly back to the UK (with my Thai girlfriend for the first time) in the next few weeks.

 

The 2 self administered tests are required for home quarantine. They have to be booked and payed for online,48 hours before U.K. arrival.  Go to www.GOV.UK 

for full details 

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The "get out of jail card" is available in self Isolating Hotels. Many in London are offering 5 and 10 day packages...including airport pickup..meals and booze...check the internet..including a free 6th night while you wait for your [email protected] 650 quid..

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1 hour ago, Flyfish said:

The 2 self administered tests are required for home quarantine. They have to be booked and payed for online,48 hours before U.K. arrival.  Go to www.GOV.UK 

for full details 

Thanks, but I was more asking about the test before leaving Thailand

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6 hours ago, Nurseynutcase said:

This is a bit unclear to say the least.  Reading from the BE website I am informed I need to fill in a locator form for where I am staying and have to pre-book and pay for 2 tests.  But the post above is talking about only paying for one test if you want to get out of jail early.

So which is it?

 

You will have to have one test before you fly and pre book 2 tests that will be done whilst you are in self isolation.  The 2 tests can be booked here:

 

https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/

 

My understanding is that the 2 pre-booked tests are posted to you and are self administered. To end self isolation early you would need an additional private PCR test as per the instructions here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/ending-self-isolation-early-through-test-to-release

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2 hours ago, Rinrada said:

The "get out of jail card" is available in self Isolating Hotels. Many in London are offering 5 and 10 day packages...including airport pickup..meals and booze...check the internet..including a free 6th night while you wait for your [email protected] 650 quid..

Are you sure about that?  It seems a bit strange because there is no requirement to stay at a hotel if you are self isolating providing you have either travelled directly from Thailand and not either visited or transited through a red zone country during the 10 days before you fly.

 

Just a reminder as many of us use Emirates and Etihad - they fly through their hubs in the UAE. The UAE is currently in the red zone so if you fly with them you will have to quarantine at a hotel.

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6 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

Are you sure about that?  It seems a bit strange because there is no requirement to stay at a hotel if you are self isolating providing you have either travelled directly from Thailand and not either visited or transited through a red zone country during the 10 days before you fly.

 

Just a reminder as many of us use Emirates and Etihad - they fly through their hubs in the UAE. The UAE is currently in the red zone so if you fly with them you will have to quarantine at a hotel.

 

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel    You arrive in England on Monday. Tuesday will be your first full day of quarantine. You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England - Saturday. You must continue to quarantine while you await your test result.   also.fio....https://www.citystayuk.com/quarantine-apartments/

 

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6 hours ago, Rinrada said:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel    You arrive in England on Monday. Tuesday will be your first full day of quarantine. You can take a test no earlier than the 5th day after arrival in England - Saturday. You must continue to quarantine while you await your test result.   also.fio....https://www.citystayuk.com/quarantine-apartments/

 

The quarantine does not have to be in a hotel. There is no reference to hotels in the link you provided and indeed in the link it says:

 

'You will have to pay the private test provider for your test. You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into Test to Release, including children.

The test provider will either send a test to your address or you can attend a testing site. You may leave your house to post your test or to travel directly to and from the testing site. You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible.'

 

So I think that provided you have not been in a red zone country in the 10 days before you flew, you can 'home' quarantine.

 

 

 

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