Requirements when travelling to the UK

Requirements when travelling to the UK

Requirements when travelling to the UK just now are confusing. Advice and guidance can change at the drop of a hat. As a passenger it is your responsibility to ensure you have all the correct documentation in place prior to travelling. Failure to fully comply with these measures will result in you not be able to travel.

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland and the Common Travel Area

If you’re travelling to the UK from within the Common Travel Area which comprises the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you do not need to complete a passenger locator form, do not need to take any COVID-19 tests and do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. This applies as long as you have been within the Common Travel Area for the previous 10 days prior to departure. If you have been outside the Common Travel Area within the previous 10 days before departure then you need to follow the rules below relating to Red, Amber and Green countries.

What coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and quarantine rules you need to follow depends on:

  • whether you qualify as fully vaccinated
  • where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive

Find out what to do if you’re:

Before you leave for the UK

Your identity document (for example your passport or identity card) will be checked when you arrive at a UK port or airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It should be valid for the whole of your stay.

You may also need a visa to come into or travel through the UK, depending on your nationality.

Check which documents you’ll need to come to the UK.

What you can bring with you

What you can bring with you depends on where you’re travelling from. You must declare to customs:

You and your baggage may be checked for anything you must declare.

*The information detailed over the next few pages comes from the combination of information from all of our operators websites.

Other Countries Travel Requirements

We have compiled a few handy guides to help you see what travel requirements are in place.

Requirements when travelling to France

Requirements when travelling to Ireland

Requirements when travelling to Holland

Requirements when travelling to Spain

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