Travel restrictions: check the testing and quarantine rules when you travel abroad from England.
Applies to England
Travel abroad COVID-19 checklist
This is a summary of what you need to do to travel abroad from England. Read the guidance below for more information about each point in the checklist.
Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to.
1. Check foreign travel advice for the countries you want to go to
This will tell you if:
- the country will allow people to enter from the UK
- you will need to show proof of vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test
- you will need to quarantine on arrival
Foreign travel advice will also tell you if the UK government advises against all but essential travel to the country.
2. Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to
You cannot use an NHS test for this. You must use a private test provider.
3. Find out how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status abroad
Some countries require proof of vaccination status before you can enter.
You should do this before you travel.
Travelling with children
Operator and transport hub rules
Your travel provider, or the transport hub you travel through, may have COVID-19 rules in place. For example they may require or advise you to wear a face covering.
You should follow any COVID-19 rules and guidance from:
- your travel provider – airline, ferry, coach or train company
- the transport venue – airport, port, coach or railway station
Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Check the rules on travel from England if you’re: