ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
It is almost time for your trip to the UK! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the destination.
Last Updated: September 30th, 2021
Travelers to the England will qualify as fully vaccinated if you are vaccinated either under an approved vaccination program in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine program overseas. You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.
Travelers who qualify as fully vaccinated will have to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test to be taken after arrival in England. Fully vaccinated travelers need to complete the passenger locator form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England. In addition, the traveler will also need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England.
You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) with a document (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that includes, as a minimum:
- forename and surname(s)
- date of birth
- vaccine brand and manufacturer
- date of vaccination for every dose
- country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer
If your document from a public health body does not include all of these, you must follow the non-vaccinated rules. If not, you may be denied boarding.
If you are fully vaccinated in the USA, you will need to show a CDC card showing you’ve had a full course of an FDA-approved vaccine in the USA. You’ll also need to prove that you are a resident of the USA.
For more info please visit: https://www.visitbritain.com/us/en/know-you-go
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder-if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.