Covid Entry Check: United Kingdom Travel Restrictions
This United Kingdom dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.
- Partially Open
- Up to 10 Days
Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, All travellers entering or transiting through the U.K must complete a "Public Health Passenger Locator Form".
Anyone entering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from a location not the on the list of exempt "travel corridors" must self-isolate for 14 days. Travellers that visited or made a transit stop in a country on the "travel corridor" list, must self-isolate for 14 days before arriving in England.
Effective from 15 December, travellers arriving from countries not on England's travel corridors list will have the option of taking a COVID-19 test five days after entry, paid for at their own expense, to avoid completing the full 14-day self-quarantine requirement if they test negative. The measure does not apply in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
📝 Before your trip
You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.
For more information: https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/public-health-passenger-locator-form
You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 3 days of your arrival.
🛬 On Arrival
On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller. For more information: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/
😷 Quarantine details
General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 10days; Quarantine served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller) (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information: UK nationals and residents returning from 22 high COVID-19 risk countries - including Portugal, South Africa and other countries in South America
🛂 Travel restrictions
There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
The route is closed for travellers from Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Effective from 15 December, travellers arriving from countries not on England's travel corridors list will have the option of taking a COVID-19 test five days after entry, paid for at their own expense, to avoid completing the full 14-day self-quarantine requirement if they test negative. The measure does not apply in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales
Countries that have lost "travel corridor" status and must go through self-isolation/quarantine are:
Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Andorra, Bahamas, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, Aruba, Croatia, Austria, Trinidad, Tobago, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Switzerland, Guadeloupe, Slovenia, Curacao, Slovakia, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Greece (except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos), Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia
Travellers from Greece, Portugal, French Polynesia and Switzerland going to Scotland, must self-isolate for 14 days.
Travellers from Zakynthos, Portugal, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, 6 Greek islands going to Wales, must self-isolate for 14 days.
British Airways flights between Hong Kong and London are suspended through 25 December