Global travel alerts

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.

Find out what list the country you’ve been in is on and what you need to do.

Choose the destination you're travelling to for the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements.

If you’re flying from London Heathrow airport, all flights will depart from Terminal 3.

 

🟢 Green list destinations

No need to quarantine in England, but you must do a pre-departure test before you arrive and complete a PCR Covid-19 test no more than two days after arrival.

Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Hong Kong, Israel

🟠 Amber list destinations

You’ll need to do a pre-departure test before you arrive in England and self-isolate for 10 days at home or the place you are staying, and complete a PCR Covid-19 test on day 2 and day 8 of your quarantine. You have the option to take an additional test on day 5 to end self-isolation earlier.  Effective from 19 July, customers fully vaccinated through an approved vaccination programme at least 14 days before arrival in England are exempt from self-isolation and the Day 8 PCR test upon arrival. 

China, Jamaica, Nigeria, St Vincent and the Grenadines, United States

🔴 Red list destinations

Before you can travel to England from a red list country, you must complete a pre-departure test and pay for a 10-day managed quarantine package in a government approved hotel. The package includes PCR Covid-19 tests, to be completed on day 2 & 8 of your quarantine stay. Book as early as possible to ensure availability as you won’t be permitted entry to England without proof of a confirmed quarantine package booking.

If you’re arriving from a Red list country to London Heathrow airport, your flight will land in Terminal 4.

Cuba, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago