ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER ENGLAND FROM OVERSEAS
Essential information to enter England from overseas
All persons arriving in the UK must fill in a passenger locator form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited in the 10 days before arrival.
Before departure check if any of the countries you have visited are on the red list.
If you have visited a country on the red list you must book a managed quarantine hotel. You can only enter England if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port of arrival.
If you have not visited any countries on the red list, check if you qualify as fully vaccinated.
If you qualify as fully vaccinated you must book a test to take on or before day 2.
If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated you must:
- provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 2 days of departure to the UK
- make plans to quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)
- book tests to take on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine
These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the Common Travel Area comprising the UK, 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 which nation of the UK you are staying.
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. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.