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.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 10 Days
Last reviewed on 18 Feb 2021, 09:40AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
56,052
-35.62% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
4,059,456
1.34% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

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.

What to expect in United Kingdom?

📝 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
https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/
https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/
https://tinyurl.com/yat5fkgh

🛂 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.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Italy
Travellers must complete the passenger locator form online before arriving in the UK. Self-isolation is required. 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; For more information: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Switzerland
Travellers must complete the passenger locator form online before arriving in the UK. Self-isolation is required. 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; For more information: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
France
Travellers must complete the passenger locator form online before arriving in the UK. Self-isolation is required. 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; For more information: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Portugal
This route is currently closed; For more information: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Greece
Travellers must complete the passenger locator form online before arriving in the UK. No self-isolation is required, except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos where self-isolation is required. 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; For more information: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
Other GreenLanes are available from
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brunei, St Eustatius and Saba, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Chile, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Greenland, Grenada, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jerusalem, Laos, Latvia, Macao (Macau), Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, the Pacific Islands, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, St Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam are allowed without any self-isolation, as these countries are under the approved "travel corridor" list.

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