Guidance overview: Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation

Guidance on General Aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.

Applies to England



General Aviation and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Aviation (GA) flying can take place without restrictions from 19 July 2021.

Published 31 March 2020
Last updated 19 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Changes to rules on face coverings and social distancing to reflect Step 4 of roadmap out of lockdown.

  2. Roadmap Step 4 update.

  3. Roadmap out of lockdown Step 3 update.

  4. Bristol Airport added as a designated port for people travelling to England from red list countries.

  5. Roadmap out of lockdown Step 1 update.

  6. Clarification around training for leisure purposes and social distancing.

  7. Roadmap out of lockdown information added.

  8. Information on international GA flying and new entry rules for England.

  9. National lockdown update.

  10. Tier 4 guidance added.

  11. Local tier restrictions replace national restrictions 2 December.

  12. Local restriction tier information added.

  13. National restrictions information added.

  14. New rules on social gatherings of more than 6 people.

  15. Change to rule on wearing a face covering in airports.

  16. Updated in line with easing of lockdown restrictions to confirm that dual and instructional flights, and the opening of GA businesses, will be permitted from 4 July.

  17. Clarification of social distancing and link to Scottish guidance added.

  18. Link added to Northern Ireland guidance document.

  19. Limited relaxation of restrictions on general aviation in England.

  20. First published.