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UK TRAVEL TEST REQUIREMENTS 

Strict rules on testing and quarantine are in place as set out by the UK government classifying countries as non-red and red countries. You will need to follow different regulations depending on the country you are returning from as well as your age, residential status and vaccination station. 

 

These restrictions apply to England, Scotland and Wales. 

Last Updated: 2 November 2021

Please note:

Please note, these are guidelines designed to assist you in understanding the test requirements, they are not intended to replace any UK government or international guidance. Please check all local and international government travel websites before purchasing your tests to ensure the correct tests are selected on checkout. 


Returning from a Non-red Country
Fully vaccinated and children aged 5 – 17 from approved vaccine country
  • Day 2 Rapid Antigen Test performed on day 0 – 2 after arrival in the United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form with Day 2 URN number
  • Proof of vaccination status
Unvaccinated and children aged 5 – 17 resident in a country without vaccine approval
  • Pre-departure Rapid Antigen Test 3 days prior to arriving in the UK (age 11 or above)
  • Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Test
  • Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to arrival in UK.
  • Quarantine at home or in place for 10 days
  • Day 5 Test-to-release (Optional)
Returning from a Red Country
Fully Vaccinated and
Children aged 5 – 18
  • Pre-departure Rapid Antigen Test (72 hours prior to arriving in the UK.
  • Quarantine Hotel
  • Day 2 and day 8 PCR Test
  • Passenger Locator Form
Unvaccinated
Travellers
  • Pre-departure Rapid Antigen Test (72 hours prior to arriving in the UK)
  • Quarantine Hotel
  • Day 2 and Day 8 PCR Test
  • Passenger Locator Form

Red List Countries

There are no countries listed on the red list effective as of 4am on 1 November 2021.

Note of Vaccinations:

Fully vaccinated means that have completed a course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival in England. The vaccinate must be administered under either:

  • the UK vaccinated programme
  • an overseas vaccination programme with an approved proof of vaccination for travel to the UK. You can find out more about which countries have approved vaccination programmes here.

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