Choosing your Managed Quarantine or COVID-19 Test Kit package
Which travel rules apply to you?
Before you make a booking on CTM, please ensure that you are familiar with the travel rules that apply to you, as these determine the package you need to buy.
For Hotel Managed Quarantine, these rules are defined by the UK country you arrive in.
For Test Kit Packages, these rules are defined by the UK country that you will be staying in when you are taking your test(s). Please check if you qualify as Fully Vaccinated.
Check the travel rules for:
If you're arriving from a red list country
If you have been in a country or area on the red list of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK, you'll need to book a 10 day (11 night) hotel managed quarantine package, even if you are fully vaccinated.
You must book your hotel managed quarantine package in the UK country you arrive in, even if you're planning to travel on to another UK country.
Book a hotel managed quarantine package if you're arriving in:
Transfers to Managed Hotel Quarantine:
Irrespective of the port of arrival into the UK, you will be transferred to managed hotel quarantine locations as follows:
- For England -London Heathrow Airport
- For Scotland -Edinburgh Airport
- For Northern Ireland -Antrim
A small number of people travelling from red list countries are exempt from hotel managed quarantine. Some of these exemptions may need you to buy and take 2 COVID-19 PCR tests.
Please ensure you are exempt from hotel managed quarantine before purchasing your test kit package.
Buy your 2 COVID-19 PCR tests, if exempt from hotel managed quarantine, and you're travelling to:
When purchasing, select "_Other exemption from quarantine hotel" in the 'travelling from' drop down list.
If you're arriving from a country that is not on the red list and don't qualify as Fully Vaccinated
If you don't qualify under the fully vaccinated rules and have not been in a country or area on the red list of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK, you'll need to self-isolate for 10 days. This will be at home or in the place you are staying. You'll need to take 2 COVID-19 PCR tests during your 10 day self-isolation. The first test must be taken within 2 days of arriving in the UK and the second test taken on or after day 8 of your self-isolation.
Buy your 2 COVID-19 PCR tests if you're travelling to:
If you're arriving from a country that is not on the red list and qualify as Fully Vaccinated
If you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules and have not been in a country or area on the red list of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK, you'll need to buy a single Day 2 COVID-19 test.
If you are arriving in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you can buy a lateral flow test or a PCR COVID-19 test.
You'll need to take the Day 2 test within 2 days of arriving in the UK. You won't need to self-isolate unless your test result is positive.
Please ensure you qualify as Fully Vaccinated before purchasing your test kit package.
Buy your COVID-19 test if you're travelling to:
If you're buying more than 6 COVID-19 PCR Test Kit packages
You can buy up to 6 Test Kit packages per order. If you need to buy more than 6, you'll need to place more than one order.
Are you facing financial hardship and unable to pay immediately?
If you are a UK resident or an individual with residency rights (for example, international students who possess a student visa), and would suffer severe financial hardship by paying the full cost of your managed quarantine or testing fees before you travel, hardship arrangements may be available to you.
For English, Welsh or Northern Ireland residents: You can find guidance on the hardship scheme, including details of the support available and eligibility criteria here.
For Scottish residents, see guidance here.
Please note that you must apply for hardship arrangements 14 days before travel. If you do not apply for hardship arrangements more than 14 days before you're due to arrive, this could mean that your application will not be processed in time and you will be unable to travel unless you book and pay for your managed quarantine or test package. Please follow this link to apply.
Do you need help to make your booking?
You can contact CTM directly:
- Managed Quarantine
- Phone: +44(0) 207 429 9732
- Email: email@example.com
Lines are open between 09:00 and 17:00 UK time