From 4 am, Monday, October 4, 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change. The new system has a red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on the traveler’s vaccination status.
Changes as a Monday, October 4
Travel to England from a Red List Region:
- See the full list of Red List countries and regions.
- Only British or Irish Nationals or those with residence rights in the UK will be permitted to enter England after having been through a red list country or territory in the 10 days before they arrive.
- English residents are still advised against traveling to red list countries.
- Before arriving, travelers must take a COVID-19 test in the 3 days before travel; book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests; complete a passenger locator form. This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status.
- On arrival, travelers must quarantine in a managed hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests. This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status.
Travel to England from All Other Regions:
Fully Vaccinated Travelers:
- Before arriving, fully vaccinated travelers must book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test and complete a passenger locator form.
- After arriving in England, travelers must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.
- Before arriving, unvaccinated travelers must take a COVID-19 test in the 3 days before travel; book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests; complete a passenger locator form.
- On arrival, unvaccinated travelers must quarantine at home or their place of accommodation for 10 days; take 2 COVID-19 tests on or before day 2 and on or after day 8.
Travelers to the UK should follow local guidance, which is subject to change often and with short notice.
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