Government travel advice
Current Travel Requirements
As you may know, there are some essential actions you must do before you travel and before you come back to the UK. This includes the testing requirements for your destination of travel, and also the requirements for when you return home.
Please click on the links below to find out what you have to do before you travel to your destination:
Following the latest government announcement, the requirements for entry back into the UK have been updated.
Fill out a UK Passenger Locator Form
Everyone aged 18 years and over (16 and over if returning to Scotland) must complete a passenger locator form online here any time within the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Please note, you’ll need to book your tests before you return to the UK to be able to complete your UK passenger locator form.
Provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before your flight back to the UK
If you are aged 18 years or over, you will have to show either:
- Proof of full vaccination: If you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before your arrival into the UK you will need to show proof of this. To be “fully vaccinated” you must have had your second dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you are due to arrive in the UK. You can find out how to show your vaccination status here: Covid Pass for Travel
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result: If you have not been fully vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 test at some point in the two days before flying to the UK and provide proof of a negative result before you board your flight home. This can be a PCR, LAMP or rapid antigen test (RAT), also known as a lateral flow test. You cannot use the the free NHS tests.
Children aged between 5yrs and 17yrs are classed as "fully vaccinated" so will need to follow the above advice. Children aged 4yrs and under (or 10yrs and under if returning to Scotland) do not have to take any tests.
If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to take a rapid antigent test (RAT), also known as a lateral flow test, or a PCR test on or before day two of your arrival into the UK. You cannot use the free NHS tests.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to take a PCR test on or before day two of your arrival into the UK. You will also need to book a day eight test if you’re aged 18 or over.
Please note, you must book the test(s) before you return to the UK to be able to complete your UK passenger locator form.
Self-Isolation on your return to the UK
- If you are fully vaccinated: You do not need to self-isolate while you wait for the results of your day two test
- If you are not fully vaccinated: You will need to self-isolate 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. This excludes children aged 17 or under.
Details of the official Government guidance can be found HERE
How do I find the local government guidelines for my holiday destination?
Each country will have different government guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and these will be different from the regulations in place in the UK. The best place to get up-to-date information on what to expect on holiday and what regulations are in place in your holiday destination is the FCDO website.
Take a look at the current Foreign Travel Advice here: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
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