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Last updated 20 July 2021 

 

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom


Passengers from the Common Travel Area (CTA), which includes the Republic of Ireland, do not have to undertake a Covid-19 test, do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and do not need to quarantine.

 

If you have been outside of the Common Travel Area which comprises the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in the 10 days prior to departure then you must follow the rules of entry according to whether the country you have been in or classified as Red, Amber or Green countries. Click here for more information and to access the form.

 

Please note that if you have been in France in the 10 days prior to departure then you must undertake the actions for as unvaccinated individual from an Amber country i.e. complete a Passenger Locator Form, provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for all passengers aged 11 and over taken within 72 hours of departure, book post-travel testing and self-isolate for up to 10 days (rules on test to release differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

 

Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you’re staying:-

 

Wales  https://gov.wales/rules-foreign-travel-and-wales-coronavirus-covid-19-html

 

England  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

 

Scotland  https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/red-amber-and-green-list-countries/

 

Northern Ireland  https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/coronavirus-covid-19/travel-advice-and-guidance