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Updated on 16 Mar 2022

Considering that the entry regulations in each country may change at any time, and that each destination has its own specific procedures, please confirm HERE what the entry requirements are and the procedures due to COVID-19.  Always confirm the information with official government agencies.

Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the passenger to comply with all government policies and entry requirements and failure to comply may result in denied boarding for the flight or entry to the destination.

 

Travel Alert

The UK government will remove the remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 4am Friday 18 March.

All passengers arriving in England after 4am, Friday 18 March, do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a UK passenger locator form.

 

PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM

All passengers must complete a passenger locator form before traveling to England. This must be completed in the 3 days before arrival in England.

Ukraine or Russia

If the journey to England began in Ukraine or Russia, the passenger does not need to:

  • complete a passenger locator form
  • take a COVID-19 test before travel to England or book a PCR test to take on arrival
FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS
 
Please always check above for any travel alerts that may add to or overlap with the general rules described below, as well as the government links that we provide throughout this page.
 

From 11 February 2022, passengers that qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, do not need to take a test before travel or self isolate. It is still mandatory to fill the PLF - Passenger Locator Form. This must be completed in the 3 days before arrival in England.

If the journey to England began in Ukraine or Russia, the passenger does not need to complete a passenger locator form .

Fully vaccinated passengers do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before traveling to England or after arrival.

Quarentine is also not required upon arrival in England.

 

Check if passengers qualify as fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated means that passengers have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in England. The day passengers had the final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

The vaccine must be administered under either:

  • the UK vaccination programme
  • an overseas vaccination programme with approved proof of vaccination for travel to the UK
 
 

The fully vaccinated rules also apply for passengers that:

  • are under 18 and resident in the UK or one of the countries or territories with approved proof of vaccination
  • are taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK or the USA (US residents only for USA trials)
  • cannot have a COVID-19 vaccination for a medical reason which has been approved by a clinician under the new medical exemptions process, and are resident in England

 

Travelling with children

Children aged 17 and under do not have to:

  • take any COVID-19 travel tests
  • quarantine on arrival in England

Check the rules in the country of origin of the journey as they may require children to take a test at the start of the journey to England.

There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

There are different rules if the passengers have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before arrivig in England. If they need to follow red list rules, they must do so if they are fully vaccinated or not.

There are different rules for children who have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before they arrive in England. 

NON-FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS
 
Please always check above for any travel alerts that may add to or overlap with the general rules described below, as well as the government links that we provide throughout this page.
 

Before the travel to England, not fully vaccinated passengers must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before departure to England
  • book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a UK passenger locator form – to be completed in the 3 days before arrival in England

The PCR test booking reference number must be registered in the passenger locator form.

Read more about taking a COVID-19 test before you travel to England - HERE

On arrival in England:

  • No need to quarantine on arrival in England.
  • The passenger must take the COVID-19 PCR test that was booked before the travel
  • The passenger can take the test any time after arrival and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day of arrival in England is day 0.

If the test result is positive or unclear, passengers should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Find out what to do if the test has a positive or unclear COVID-19 result.

Ukraine or Russia

If the passenger began his/her journey in Ukraine or Russia, does not need to:

  • complete a passenger locator form
  • take a COVID-19 test before travel to England or book a PCR test to take on arrival

 

Travelling with children

Children aged 17 and under do not have to:

  • take any COVID-19 travel tests
  • quarantine on arrival in England

Check the rules in the country of origin of the journey as they may require children to take a test at the start of the journey to England.

There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

There are different rules if the passengers have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before arrivig in England. If they need to follow red list rules, they must do so if they are fully vaccinated or not.

There are different rules for children who have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before they arrive in England. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION! Changes to travelling to the UK using EU, EEA and Swiss ID cards 

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can only travel to the UK using a valid passport unless they have:

  • ✓ applied to the EU Settlement Scheme or have an application pending.
  • ✓ or otherwise have protected rights under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements

Read more info - HERE

 


HELPFUL LINKS

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Gov.UK

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