Travelling to England during Coronavirus
Before you travel, what you must do depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England.
Check if you qualify as fully vaccinated
Fully vaccinated means that you have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.
The vaccine must be administered under either:
- the UK vaccination programme
- an approved overseas vaccination programme in a listed country
Red list countries
There are different rules if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England.
If you are fully vaccinated
Before you travel to England you must:
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
- complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.
When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.
You must book this test before you travel.
If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.
When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must:
- quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
- take your pre-booked COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 – you must book these tests before you travel
If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You need to book day 2 and day 8 travel tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England on those days.
For further information, please visit the Government website.