UK’s New Travel Rules

Since Friday, fully vaccinated passengers no longer need to take a COVID-19 test when arriving in the UK. Eligible fully vaccinated travellers are now only required to fill out a simplified passenger locator form, confirming their vaccination status, travel history and contact details.

Arrivals who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will only need to take a pre-departure test in the two days before they depart from the UK, and a PCR test on or before the end of day two after they arrive in the UK, as well as completing the passenger locator form. These passengers will not need to self-isolate on arrival and will only need to do so if they test positive.

The changes come as children aged 12 to 15 in England can now prove their vaccination status or proof of prior infection for outbound travel with the digital NHS COVID Pass.

The government has also updated the list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. The following countries and territories have been added: Algeria, Cape Verde, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Mexico, São Tomé and Principe, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan. Follow the links below for more information.

Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uks-new-travel-rules-take-flight

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countries-with-approved-covid-19-vaccination-programmes-and-proof-of-vaccination