In-bound travel rules for England

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He rules British travelers coming back to England mean that fully vaccinated travelers will now need fewer tests when they return to England from most countries around the world.

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As part of the rule change, the UK government has replaced its previous pandemic traffic light systems ‘red’, ‘amber’ and ‘green’ with a single red list of countries, while keeping the rest of the world on the same footing. . ,

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On 26 November, six African countries – South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia – were added to the red list for fear of an emerging version of COVID-19, known as Nu (see below). .

For more information on the rules for returning UK travel to other developed countries, see Scotland, Wales And Northern Ireland,

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Here’s a round-up of the travel rules for England as they stand now.

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Travel to England after 4 a.m., Monday 4 October

non red list countries

before departure from abroad

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days must:

  • Book and pay for two a day’s two COVID-19 tests on arrival in England*
  • complete a passenger locator formAnytime 48 hours before arriving in England
  • Take a COVID-19 test on or before two days after arriving in England

* From October 24 it will be possible to introduce lateral flow test instead of more expensive PCR test. Lateral flow testing must be booked with an approved provider through the government website gov.uk – free NHS tests and trace tests will not be acceptable for international travellers. Booking will be taken from 22nd October. Test submission will be done using a photograph.

There will be no need to conduct either pre-departure test or COVID-19 test on the eighth day. There is no need to quarantine for 10 days after coming to England.

Incoming travelers must be able to prove that they have been fully vaccinated, either online or with a printed document produced by a national or state-level public health body.

Without the relevant paperwork, arriving passengers must comply with the rules applicable to non-vaccinated persons (read more below).

travelers who are not fully vaccinated Sure:

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken three days prior to travel to England
  • Book and pay for COVID-19 test on Day 2 and Day 8 – to be taken after arrival in England**
  • complete a passenger locator form – at any time 48 hours prior to your arrival in England

After arriving in England, you must:

  • Quarantine at home or the place where you are staying for 10 days
  • Get tested for Kovid-19 on or before the second day and on or after the eighth day

You may be able to leave quarantine early by paying for a private COVID-19 test through Test to Release Scheme,

** These should be PCR tests, not lateral flow tests.

Travel from Red Listed Countries

If you have been redlisted in a country or territory in the past 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish citizen, or if you have the right of residence in the UK.

Before traveling to England you must:

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken three days before traveling to England
  • Book a Quarantine Hotel Package, which includes two COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form – Anytime in the 48 hours before arriving in England
  • When you arrive in England you must quarantine in a managed hotel, which includes two COVID-19 tests
  • See below for the rules as they apply to the six African countries added to the Red List on 26 November.

traveling with kids

There are different age limits for children who need to take different COVID-19 tests:

  • Test for entering another country – check foreign travel advice for the country concerned
  • Test before traveling back to England – Children 10 years of age and under do not need to take the test
  • Tests on the second day and the eighth day after arrival in England – children four years of age and under do not need to take the test
  • Test to Release Test – Children of all ages must take a test to see if adults in their household are participating in the scheme

The following six countries were included in the Red List on 26 November 2021:

  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • botswana
  • lisotto
  • Zimbabwe
  • Eswatini.

UK and Irish residents arriving from these six countries between 4am on Friday 26 November and Sunday 28 November, and who have been in these countries within the past 10 days, will be required to home quarantine for 10 days and others NHS PCR tests have to be done day in and day out. 8, even if they already have a Lateral Flow Test booking.

UK and Irish residents arriving from 4am on Sunday 28 November will be required to self-isolate for 10 days in a government-approved facility. During their stay, they will have to undergo a coronavirus test on the second day and the eighth day.

You can do this go to official website For the rules currently in force for travelers coming to England from these countries.

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