Essential information to enter the UK

Essential information to enter England from overseas

 

Fill in your passenger locator form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your passenger locator form.

 

Before departure check the list of red countries, as the list can change regularly.

 

Red list passengers (including passengers who are fully vaccinated)
  1. Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK

  2. Book a managed quarantine package

  3. Complete a passenger locator form

You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port and quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.

 

Unvaccinated passengers or passengers vaccinated with unauthorised vaccines
  1. Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK

  2. Book tests for day 2 and 8

  3. Complete a passenger locator form

  4. Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)

Fully vaccinated passengers
  1. Book a test for day 2

  2. Complete a passenger locator form

  3. Have evidence of your vaccination status with you during travel

 

These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the common travel area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you are staying.


England: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice

Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine

Wales: https://gov.wales/arriving-wales-overseas

 

Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.

 

Passenger Locator Forms

If you need help completing the PLF form, you can call the helplines as per below:

 

  • Calling from the UK - Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) – call free of charge.

  • Calling from outside the UK - Telephone: 0044 207 113 0371 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) – call charges depend on the network provider.

 

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