If you’re travelling to England, what you need to do depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive. If you have been in a country or territory on the:
- green list - you must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2
- amber list - you must quarantine in the place you’re staying and take 2 COVID-19 tests
- red list - you must quarantine in a hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests
You cannot currently enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the red list unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK.
You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.
Find out what to do if you’re:
Before you leave for the UK
You’ll need to:
- provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the 3 days before you leave for the UK
- complete a passenger locator form
Find out more about what you’ll need to do before you leave for the UK because of COVID-19.
Your passport or identity card will be checked when you arrive at a UK port or airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It should be valid for the whole of your stay.
What you can bring with you
What you can bring with you depends on where you’re travelling from. You must declare to customs:
- anything over your duty-free allowance
- banned or restricted goods in the UK
- goods that you plan to sell
- more than €10,000 (or its equivalent) in cash, if you’re coming from outside the EU
You and your baggage may be checked for anything you must declare.
COVID-19 restrictions in the UK
COVID-19 restrictions currently apply in England. Find out about the: