ENGLAND COVID TRAVEL RULES

EFFECTIVE 4 OCT 2021

via www.GOV.UK 

LATEST UPDATE: From 4 Oct 2021, the traffic light system has been replaced by two categories – travellers from a red list of countries and simplified travel measures for the rest of the world based on vaccination status. Please scroll below for a summary of the rules or visit www.GOV.UK for the full details of the latest rules.

ARRIVALS FROM NON-RED LIST COUNTRIES

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

MUST

NO LONGER NEED TO

  • Book, Pay & Take a PCR Test 2-days after arrival
  • Complete a passenger locator form

(except children under 5 years of age)

TEST PROVIDERS

  • Take a PCR or lateral flow test before travelling to England

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS 

STILL NEED 
  • To take a PCR or lateral test before travelling to England
  • To take a PCR day 2 & 8 test after arriving in England and self-isolate for 10 days
  • To complete a passenger locator form 

TEST PROVIDERS

(non-red list arrival rules will change again later in October but date has not been given yet)

For more details, please visit the New Rules section of GOV.UK via this link.


RECOMMENDED TEST PROVIDERS

While we are unable to make personal recommendations of test providers, the following are the ones most used by our guests:

Please view the list of recommended test providers via U.K. Government.

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ARRIVALS FROM RED-LIST COUNTRIES

Are still required to quarantine for 10 days in a Government-approved hotel 

Link to red listed countries as of Oct 4, 2021 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories 

 

 

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