Important Covid-19 Travel Update

If you are fully vaccinated and not from red list country

You only need to:

  • Book and pay for a Day 2 Test
  • Complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

You don’t need to:

  • No Day 8 Test required
  • No quarantine is required anywhere after arriving

Rules applicable from 4th October in detail:

New rules apply if arrival is recognized by the UK as fully vaccinated. For these purposes, fully vaccinated means you have received all necessary doses of a vaccine:

  • in the UK, or UK vaccine program overseas
  • with the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, or Janssen vaccines (or formulations of the vaccines in the relevant countries such as AstraZeneca Covishielf) in the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City State, the US, Australia, Antigua, and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the UAE

Arrivals must have had a complete course of a recognized vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in England

Under these new rules, fully vaccinated arrivals from countries, not on the red list will have to take a Day 2 Test, with no requirement to isolate unless positive. They will not be required to take a Pre-Departure Test or a Day 8 Test. All positive, viable, day 2 tests will be sequenced

If an arrival originates from a country not on the red list but is not fully vaccinated according to the above criteria, they will have to take Day 2 & Day 8 Test, and isolate as per the current process from non-vaccinated arrivals from amber list countries. Test to release will remain an option for these arrivals. For more information on all of these changes

If you are not fully vaccinated and not from a red list country

You need to:

  • Book and pay for a Day 2 & 8 Test
  • Complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • Quarantine for 10 days at home or in the place you are staying after arriving,

NOTE:
You can end quarantine early if you book and pay for a Day 5 (Test to Release)