From Monday 4 October
Fully Vaccinated Travellers
Take a Day 2 Test
You and all your party will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 of your arrival into the UK.
Children aged 4yrs and under are not required to take a PCR test
Children aged 17yrs and under who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults are classed as "vaccinated".
Provide a negative COVID-19 test result before return flight to UK
If you are aged 18yrs and over, and not fully vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 test at some point in the three days before you fly back to the UK and provide a negative result before boarding your flight. This can be a PCR, LAMP or rapid antigen test (RAT), also known as lateral flow. You cannot use the free NHS tests.
Take a Day 2 and Day 8 Test
If you are aged 18yrs and over and not fully vaccinated, you will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 of your arrival into the UK and a further PCR test on day 8.
Self-isolate on return
If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to self-isolate on arrival in the UK for ten days. You may be able to end self-isolation early if you pay for a COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.
To be “fully vaccinated” you must have had your final dose of an approved vaccine under the UK, EU or US vaccination programme at least 14 days before you are due to arrive in the UK.
NOTE: Children aged 17yrs and under who are travelling with fully vaccinated adults are classed as "vaccinated".
All Returning Travellers, including those fully vaccinated
Fill out UK passenger locator form
Everyone aged 18 years and over (16 and over if returning to Scotland) must complete a UK passenger locator form online here any time within the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.
Please note, you’ll need to have booked your day 2 test (plus a day 8 test if you’re 18yrs and over and not fully vaccinated) before you return to the UK to be able to complete your UK passenger locator form.