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From architecture that spans back thousands of years such as the famous Roman baths to the cultures, landscapes and traditions, the UK is without a doubt is one of the most beautiful places to be on earth. 

Traveling to the UK is now possible for tourists from many countries to help cure that wanderlust that is still burning bright is so many of us. 

Here are all the most recent UK COVID-19 entry requirements and everything you need to know before you go.  

Bridge in london with tourist at sunrise

Public Health Passenger Locator Form

All visitors are required to fill out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before they arrive in the United Kingdom. 

Failure to do so could result in being denied entry into the UK or fined £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details.

Fill out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form

Note* You do not need to complete the form or self-isolate if you’re travelling from Ireland, The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man and you were there for 14 days or more:

Belfast Northen Ireland city hall with tourists shopping

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Visitors will NOT need to present test results from a PCR or Rapid COVID-19 when entering the UK. Self quarantine measures are in effect. (See below)

Tourist wearing face mask in front of Big ben in london (1)

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Tourists and Non Essential Travelers

All travelers coming from the below countries/territories DO NOT have to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving in the UK. 
 
(accurate as of October 22, 2020)
 
  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius & Saba
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • The Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie & Oeno Islands
  • Portugal (ONLY Azores and Madeira) 
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Important Note: If you have been to a country NOT on the above list in the previous 14 days before arriving in the UK, you must self isolate

Tourism and Non Essential Travel For Countries NOT Listed Above

If your country is not on the list above, you are still permitted to visit the U.K. but you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Important Note: Quarantine requirements may vary in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

Travel insurance is not mandatory but all incoming travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to the UK.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in the UK

All visitors must abide by the following COVID-19 health requirements while in United Kingdom

Face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces in England including subways, railways, bus stations and airports. Follow all social distancing signs.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have varying rules for face coverings.

Traveler wearing face mask in london subway

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available. The United Kingdom has not made any announcements regarding if a proof of vaccination record (POVR) will be required for entry in the future. 

Visa Entry Requirements For the United Kingdom During COVID-19

All travelers will still need to follow U.K. visa requirements. United Kingdom embassies around the world have reopened for visa applications.

Many countries are able to visit the UK for up to 90 days without a visa.

Check if you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom with this easy government tool.

Castle in Wales

UK Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1.  Fill out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form
  2. Check if your country requires a visa to visit the United Kingdom
  3. Check the latest countries exempt from quarantine.
  4. Follow all UK health protocols

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Disclaimer: Current UK travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories



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