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

Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the self-isolation rules for travel to England.

Source: GOV.UK

If you are fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must complete a passenger locator form. You need to do this in the 48 hours before you arrive in England.

You do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before you travel to England or after you arrive.

You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England.

Read separate guidance to check if you qualify as fully vaccinated.

Red list countries and territories

There are different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England. There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

If you are not fully vaccinated

This is what you need to do if you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.

Read separate guidance to check if you qualify as fully vaccinated.

Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

You will need to enter your PCR test booking reference number in the passenger locator form.

Read separate guidance about taking a COVID-19 test before you travel to England.

When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated

You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England.

You must take the COVID-19 PCR test that you booked before you travelled.

You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive in England is day 0.

If the test result is positive or unclear, you must self-isolate.

Read separate guidance about how long you have to self-isolate for and where you can self-isolate.

Red list countries and territories

There are different rules if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England. There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

Travelling with children

Children aged 17 and under do not have to:

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

You should check the rules in the country you are travelling from as they may require children to take a test at the start of your journey to England.

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

Some people cannot be fully vaccinated for medical reasons.

Read separate guidance about medical exemptions from vaccination.

There are also medical exemptions from testing before travel to England.

Some people are exempt from some or all of the requirements because of the job they do.

Transiting through England

Read separate guidance if you are transiting through England as part of an international journey.

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

If you’re travelling to England from within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you do not need to:

  • complete a passenger locator form
  • take any COVID-19 tests
  • quarantine on arrival in England

This only applies if you have not been outside of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the 10 days before the day you arrive in England. If you have, you must follow the international travel rules in the place where you arrive.

See separate guidance on travel within the Common Travel Area after international travel.

Red list countries and territories

There are different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

If you need to follow red list rules, you must do so if you are fully vaccinated or not.

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

Travel abroad from England

Read separate guidance about what you need to do to travel abroad from England.

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