Essential Information for Entering England

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER ENGLAND FROM OVERSEAS

Following the government announcement on 17th September, and due to the fast-moving nature of the situation, this information may be out of date. Further updates are expected on Monday 4th October. Please check the relevant FCDO page for up to date information on your destination. If you have any questions, please get in touch via the message us function of 'My Bookings'.

Everyone entering England from overseas (including UK nationals and residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to England.

Fill in your Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your Passenger Locator Form.

Before departure check the list of red, amber, and green countries, as the list can change regularly.

Red list passengers

You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port and quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.


Amber list passengers
  • Book tests for day 2 and 8 (day 8 test is only required if not fully-vaccinated more that 14 days before arrival back in England)
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • If you have not been fully-vaccinated for 14 days or more when arriving back in England, you will need to make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)

Green list passengers

These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in England from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the common travel area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you are staying.

England: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice

Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine

Wales: https://gov.wales/arriving-wales-overseas

Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.