There are new travel restrictions and requirements in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus and its variants. Check gov.uk/travel-abroad page to help plan your journey.
- You must check the entry requirement for your chosen destination before you travel. You may be required to evidence your COVID-19 vaccination status and/or show a negative PCR test result.
- You will need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your return journey to England. Anyone testing positive prior to travel will not be permitted to travel back into England, will be required to follow local rules for isolation – you could incur additional costs during this period.
- Ensure you book COVID tests and complete relevant documentation (such as Passenger Locator Forms) for your destination and return to England.
- Those who have returned from red or amber list countries will be required to quarantine in a hotel (red) or at home (amber) for 10 days and take tests on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine.
- Those who have returned from green list countries will be required to take tests on or before day 2. Tests and quarantine must be booked prior to your return to the England.
You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.
From 4am 19 July the rules for fully vaccinated* travellers arriving to the UK from a medium-risk, amber list country change.
You'll only need to book and pay for a PCR Covid-19 test which must be completed on or before day 2 and there will also be no need to quarantine. As long as you satisfy the below requirements:
- Have not been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England
- Declare on your Passenger Locator Form that you have been fully vaccinated
- Show proof of your vaccination status on the NHS app or an NHS letter to our airport staff when you travel
We recommend you check directly with your destination's embassy or immigrations office to confirm you are eligible to travel.
Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.