The UK Government Expands the Approved Vaccine List

Entry rules for England vary based on the traveler’s vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of their point of origin, can enter and have to test on or before Day 2 after arrival.

To qualify as fully vaccinated, you have to have proof of full vaccination issued from either the UK or UK overseas vaccination program, the United Nations vaccine program for staff and volunteers, or one of the countries or territories listed here.

Approved vaccines

To be considered fully vaccinated, travelers must have a complete course of one of the following at least 14 days before arrival:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen

and from 4 am, November 22, World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines:

  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm Beijing
  • Covaxin

Unvaccinated travelers must follow different rules, and travelers who are coming from a red list country or territory in the last 10 days also have different restrictions.

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