Coronavirus & travel

Updated on 20 September 2021

Coronavirus and travel: latest FCDO, testing and holiday advice

The coronavirus pandemic is still causing flights to be grounded, travel plans cancelled and bans and restrictions imposed on those entering many countries worldwide. Here we take a no-nonsense approach to the new rules for returning to England in place from 4 October 2021, plus look at the entry requirements and forms needed if you're travelling abroad.

Easy guide to new travel rules from 4 October 2021

Guide and FCDO advice updated by Karlina Valeiko BST 12.20 20/09/2021

From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change.

The red, amber, green traffic light system is being scrapped.

Instead there will be one single red list with special quarantine requirements and simpler measures if you’re returning from anywhere else in the world.

Here's what you need to know... 

Travel from non-red list countries if you are fully vaccinated on 4 October 2021

From 4am Monday 4 October, if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days:

  • under an approved vaccination program in the UK, Europe, US or UK vaccine programme overseas
  • with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in: Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea or Taiwan – mixing between two-dose vaccines (Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna) in this list is also recognised
  • under a formally approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial in the US, Canada and Australia and have a proof of participation (digital or paper-based) from a public health body

You must:

  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England (PCR testing will be replaced at the end of October but this isn't in place just yet. You will still need a PCR test for now. See below for details on arranging this).
  • complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England

You do not need to:

  • take a pre-departure test
  • take a day 8 COVID-19 test
  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days 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 below. If not, you may be denied boarding.

If you are fully vaccinated in the US, will also need to prove that you are a resident of the US.

Travel from non-red list countries if you are not fully vaccinated

From 4am Monday 4 October, you must follow these rules if you:

  • do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules
  • are partially vaccinated
  • are not vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

After you arrive in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

Using this guide

Below we've listed the countries in the two categories that apply from 4 October 2021

  • Non-red list countries (A to K then L to Z)
  • Red list

For each country there is a summary of the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice covering entry requirements, forms, departure requirements and top line information that may help you. 

This page is updated daily, except at weekends. 

The advice you'll find aims to be an easy summary of the latest measures to help you see the wood from the trees.

However, please check the wording carefully on the FCDO website, or a country's own official advice directly before you set out. 

We strongly recommend that you check with your airline, ferry or other travel provider what requirements you will need for entry. We can't accept any responsibility for cancelled trips, or issues as a result of the advice here. 

UK border at Heathrow (Image: BEN FATHERS/AFP via Getty Images)BEN FATHERS/AFP via Getty Images

Countries not on the red list (A to K)

COUNTRY ESSENTIAL THINGS TO KNOW PRE-DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS? TESTING ON ARRIVAL? QUARANTINE? ANY FORMS? DEPARTURE TEST? FCDO STATUS
Albania Night clubs remain closed and movements are restricted between 11pm and 6am.

British nationals, aged six and above, travelling to Albania from the UK and elsewhere, must demonstrate one of the following:proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The second/final dose of vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days before arrival (the online or paper NHS vaccination record)
negative PCR COVID-19 test performed up to 72 hours ahead of arrival
rapid Antigen (COVID-19) test performed no more than 48 hours ahead of arrival
evidence proving that you have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months

         
Algeria You should check with the Algerian Embassy before travelling about the latest requirements for both visa and travel.

A negative PCR test taken less than 36 hours before the time of arrival.

         
Andorra All travel into Andorra requires transit via neighbouring France or Spain.

All tourists over six years of age staying in the country for three or more nights must have one of the following certificates:a vaccination certificate confirming that the holder has received the full COVID-19 vaccination dosage
a diagnostic certificate indicating a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result in the 72 hours before arriving in the Principality of Andorra or a negative rapid-antigen test certificate from the 48 hours before arriving at the accommodation
a recovery certificate certifying that the holder has recovered from COVID-19. The certificate must be the original, written in Catalan, Spanish, French or English, in printed or digital format, and must be shown when checking in to accommodation

   

All those arriving from the UK will be required to provide their name and surnames, passport or census number, telephone number, city or region of origin in the United Kingdom, date of arrival in Andorra and date of return (if returning) to the United Kingdom to the Andorran authorities.

   
Anguilla Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. You will need prior approval from the Government’s Health Team. You can apply for approval by completing the online form on the Government’s COVID-19 website. you must provide evidence of a negative RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test taken 3 to 5 days before the planned date of your arrival. Rapid PCR tests and rapid antigen tests will not be accepted. All adult visitors arriving in Anguilla must be fully vaccinated and have received their last vaccination at least 21 days before arrival. The only exception to this requirement is for pregnant women. Yes, you can then transfer to your accommodation but must remain there until you receive confirmation of a negative test. All fully vaccinated people will receive a yellow wrist band. All unvaccinated people including residents and minors, will receive a red wrist band. Wrist bands can only be removed at the direction of the Ministry of Health.

Vaccinated visitors and unvaccinated children under the age of 18 staying for longer than seven days in a hotel do not need to quarantine but will be re-tested on the fourth day.

  None required  
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Before travelling to the British Antarctic Territory, and the wider continent of Antarctica, you may need a valid permit which your travel company may obtain from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London.

      None required  
Antigua and Barbuda Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.
A State of Emergency is in place until 30 September. Under these measures everyone must remain in their accommodation from 8pm to 5am each day unless seeking urgent medical attention.
Up to and including 30 September 2021: all passengers five years and older, arriving by air including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within seven days of their flight.From 1 October: all COVID-19 RT-PCR tests must be taken within four days of the flight. Only tests administered by health care professionals are valid. Home tests are not permitted. From 1 October all arriving and transiting passengers aged 18 and over, including returning residents and Antigua and Barbuda nationals, must provide evidence of having received at least one dose of a two-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine or a full dose of a single-dose WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Temperature checks. Your accommodation must be on a pre-approved list.

  Complete a health declaration form issued on your flight. None required  
Armenia   A negative PCR test certificate issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival or a certificate of complete COVID-19 vaccination with the second dose taken at least 14 days before entering the country.

If you arrive without a certificate, and have no symptoms, you can pay for a PCR test at Zvartnots airport or the land border crossing from Georgia. You must then isolate until you receive a negative result.

     

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel: within 5km of the full eastern border between Armenia and Azerbaijan; along the M16/H26 road between the towns of Ijevan and Noyemberyan.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Armenia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Aruba More information about testing and insurance requirements can be found here. All travellers over the age of 15 must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result when entering Aruba. The test must have been carried out no more than 72 hours before departure.

A health screening and temperature check will be carried out on arrival.

 

You must get approval to travel to Aruba through the embarkation/disembarkation card online before arrival.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Aruba based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Australia

Entry to Australia is currently closed to most arrivals. Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter Australia without an exemption.

        None required  
Austria  

When entering Austria you must provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination, evidence of a current negative COVID-19 test, or proof of recovery from COVID-19.
For double-shot vaccines (e.g. AstraZeneca, Moderna), you must show that you received the second injection no more than 360 days before arrival.

  If you provide a current test or proof of recovery from COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days. You can leave self-isolation after 5 days with a new negative PCR test result. The day of entry counts as “day zero”. .If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you also need to complete a pre-travel clearance form not more than 72 hours before entry to Austria and self-isolate for 10 days. None required  
Azerbaijan There are a limited number of commercial flights to and from Baku.

All passengers aged one and over travelling to Azerbaijan will require a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before your flight’s departure to Azerbaijan.

      Azerbaijan does not require you to produce a negative COVID-19 test to depart the country. However, you should check any testing requirements for your airline.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to: Nagorno-Karabakh; The rayons of Zengilan, Jabrayil, Qubadli, Lachin and Kelbajar. Western areas of Khojavand, Fuzuli and Aghdam rayons; within three miles (5km) of the border with Armenia.

Bahrain Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers, and visas on arrival are available for UK nationals. Arrivals who can prove official COVID-19 vaccination status from countries whose citizens are eligible for an on-arrival visa (which includes the UK) and have not been in or transited through Bahrain’s ‘Red List’ countries within 14 days of arrival in Bahrain – are exempt from the pre-departure PCR test and quarantine requirements.
They will still be required to pay for and undergo the arrival, day five and day ten PCR tests
All arrivals into Bahrain must pay for and undergo a PCR test on arrival and self-isolate for 10 days, unless exempt. All arrivals into Bahrain aged 13 years and above, will be required to self-isolate for 10 days as part of the arrivals testing procedure, unless exempt. You should download the BeAware Bahrain app.

Before travelling, you should check with your airline who may have their own boarding requirements, including pre-PCR testing.

 
Bangladesh From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Bangladesh will move to the amber list for entering England. UK passengers will need: 1) A medical certificate indicating a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel (for passengers aged 10 or over); 2) Confirmation of vaccination status, if you are relying on a completed COVID-19 vaccination course for quarantine exemptions (See Quarantine requirements; 3) A completed Health Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form provided by cabin crew. N/A Passengers arriving from the UK are required to complete a 14-day period of quarantine. Those that have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course can complete quarantine at home

Provided by cabin crew

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the Chittagong Hill Tracts. This does not include the city of Chittagong or other parts of Chittagong Division. The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Bangladesh based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Barbados Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. See more info here.

All travellers from the UK must present on arrival a valid COVID-19 PCR negative test result taken no more than three days in advance of your flight’s arrival. Please note that the test can be taken at any time during the day three days prior to the date of your arrival in Barbados. You will also need to show proof of your vaccination status to avoid quarantine.

  Only if unvaccinated. All passengers are also required to submit an Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card 24 hours prior to travel, to which they should upload their negative test result via Travel Form. The BIMSafe app can also be used. None required  
Belarus Entry into the Republic of Belarus through a land border for foreign citizens has been suspended. Commercial flights are operating.

Foreign arrivals above the age of six, without vaccine certification must have a medical PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) certificate showing a negative coronavirus test result, issued no later than 72 hours before entry.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Belarus based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Belgium The UK is currently classified as red zone (high-risk) on the Belgian government’s travel colour code system.

Travellers who are fully vaccinated with a Belgian, EU Vaccination Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass (England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland) can enter but must:complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), unless you fall under a very limited list of exemptions listed on the Belgian government website (under the Transport and International section)
take a test on day 1 or 2 after arrival and quarantine until you receive a negative result. You must take a further test on day seven. If any of the test results are positive, you must self-isolate.

   

You must carry proof of the completed Passenger Locator Form throughout your journey and for the following 48 hours

   
Belize There are regulations including 'no movement' days and curfews in place. All travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) entering Belize through the Philip Goldson International airport, or by sea, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50 (£36) per passenger

If you receive a positive test result, you will be required to undertake mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.

     
Benin Entry and exit at border crossings is limited to “extreme necessity” All travellers arriving from Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing. Tests cost 25,000 FCFA (normal service) or 50,000 FCFA (premium service) payable by bank card or mobile money. Testing for children under five years old is free of charge. All travellers arriving from Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport must undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing. Tests cost 50,000 FCFA/£66 (normal service) or 75,000 FCFA//£98 (premium service) payable by bank card or mobile money. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to government-mandated isolation measures and will receive treatment free of charge. All passengers must complete a health form online. Departing passengers must undergo testing at Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport or Palais des Congres. Fees are 25,000 FCFA (normal service) or 50,000 FCFA (premium service). The sample must be taken less than 72 hours before departure. There is an online guidance page (in French) which explains the steps for arriving and departing passengers and test results can be obtained within 24 to 48 hours.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:the Parc du W National Park and the contiguous hunting zones of Meêkrou and Djona. The Parc is tri-national and shares an open border with Burkina Faso and Niger. There is a risk of terrorist attacks throughout the Parc
the area between the Parc du W and the border with Niger
the Pendjari National Park and adjacent hunting grounds
all other areas within 5km of the border with Burkina Faso
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:
the area between the Interstate Highway (RNIE) 2 (Tchaourou to Malanville) and the Nigerian border, due to increasing criminality in that area.
the remainder of Benin based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Bermuda

Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

  Yes, you will have a further test at the airport and must quarantine in your accomodation until the results. From 23rd August 2021, unvaccinated travellers with a valid pre-arrival test will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Immunised travellers with a valid negative, pre-arrival Covid-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive a negative result from their day 4 Covid-19 PCR test. You must apply for the Bermuda Travel Authorisation here. None required  
Bhutan Bhutan’s borders are currently closed to foreign nationals, including British citizens. The Royal Government of Bhutan has not yet specified when the country will re-open to foreign visitors.

Departing passengers must undergo testing at Cotonou Cadjehoun International Airport or Palais des Congres. Fees are 25,000 FCFA (normal service) or 50,000 FCFA (premium service). The sample must be taken less than 72 hours before departure. There is an online guidance page (in French) which explains the steps for arriving and departing passengers and test results can be obtained within 24 to 48 hours.

         
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba A flight ban is currently in place for flights to Bonaire from certain countries, including the United Kingdom. Entry to Saba and St Eustatius is subject to quarantine and testing requirements.

Bonaire: Travellers from the United Kingdom must meet testing requirements and fill out a health declaration form. More information can be found on the website of the government of Bonaire.

Saba: The Government of Saba have listed certain countries as high-risk. This currently includes the United Kingdom. Travellers from high-risk countries must meet testing requirements and apply to enter Saba before travelling by filling out an online application form.Quarantine requirements depend on the country of departure and on whether a traveller is vaccinated. More information can be found on the website of the government of Saba.

St Eustatius: Travellers from the United Kingdom are subject to border screening, testing and quarantine requirements. All travellers must request entrance by email at least 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. Further information can be found on the website of the government of St. Eustatius.

         

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

British nationals, including those with residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with any of the following:a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result that is not older than 48 hours
confirmation of full vaccination at least 14 days before your arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
a certificate from a doctor showing you have recovered from COVID-19, 14 to 180 days before your arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina

         
British Indian Ocean Territory

Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is not a tourist destination and you would need a permit to travel here.

      N/A None required  
British Virgin Islands Entry by air to the Territory is only permitted through the T B Lettsome International Airport.

People who have been fully vaccinated (those whose final dose was administered at least 14 days before travel) and are not travelling through or from India or Brazil will require:

BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate at a cost of $35.00/£25;
Proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken within 5 days prior to arrival;
Proof of vaccination status
a rapid COVID-19 negative test upon arrival at a cost of $50/£26

   

All travellers will need approval prior to entry. Apply here no later than 48 hours before travel.

   
Brunei Entry to Brunei is severely restricted. Anyone seeking to enter or exit Brunei must apply for a permit from the Prime Minister’s Office at least eight working days before the intended date of travel. You can only arrive by plane.

A negative COVID-19 RT PCR test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours of travel.

      None required  
Bulgaria From 19 July 2021, the UK is categorised as a ‘red zone’ country, which means that only Bulgarian nationals and permanent and long-term residents in Bulgaria, as well as their immediate family members (who they normally live with), will be eligible to enter.

If you can enter you'll need a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before entry in addition to a vaccination certificate showing an approved vaccine schedule has been completed at least 14 days before entry, or
a certificate of recovery from COVID-19

 

Mandatory 10-day quarantine. However, this period can be shortened via a negative PCR performed within the first 24 hours after arrival.

  None required  
Burkina Faso Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited. All international travellers will need to present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to arrival in Burkina Faso. Passengers arriving in Burkina Faso without a negative PCR test dated no more than five days prior to entry will have their identity documents temporarily confiscated by the authorities and will be required to take a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and a PCR test.

In the event of a positive RDT test, travellers will be placed in quarantine at their own expense at a government allocated hotel for 72 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. RDT and PCR tests are free for children under six years old. For those passengers aged six and over there is a sum of 90,000 FCFA/£118 to pay in cash to the health authorities at the airport.

  All travellers departing Burkina Faso will need to present a negative PCR test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to departure. Tests cost 25,000 FCFA (approximately £32).

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to: the whole of Burkina Faso based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. In addition and for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to: the capital Ouagadougou, up to the toll booths on all roads out of the city. The FCDO advises against all travel to: the rest of Burkina Faso

Cambodia   British nationalsing to enter Cambodia will, prior to boarding, need:a visa before arrival — the visa exemption policy, tourist visa, visa on arrival and e-visa arrangements are suspended indefinitely
a certificate of negative COVID-19 (PCR) within 72 hours of departure, from a competent health authority stating you do not have COVID-19. This certificate should bear the stamp of the facility issuing it and be signed by a qualified medical practitioner to certify the test result. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test
proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US$50,000 (£36,000) for medical cover. This evidence should be printed in colour
All foreigners arriving in Cambodia will be subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival (as well as requiring a COVID negative test before flying).

All travellers to Cambodia are required to quarantine for 14 days at a pre-selected hotel

     
Cameroon   Proof of a recent (no older than three days before application) negative coronavirus test must be provided to obtain a visa. Separately, you must have proof of a recent (no older than three days before first boarding) negative coronavirus test to board your flight to Cameroon and to enter at Yaoundé or Douala Airports.
Your negative coronavirus test result should be a PDF, clearly stating the date of the test and the type of test (which should be PCR).
UK arrivals will be subjected to a Rapid Flow Test for COVID-19 on arrival at Yaoundé and Douala international airports.

If you have a proof of a recent (no older than three days before boarding) negative coronavirus test, you will normally not have to self-isolate

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:Far North region except a 20km radius to the north, east and west of Maroua, and 30 km south of Maroua (see below)
within 40km of the border with Nigeria, except Garoua in North region (see below)
within 40km of the border with Chad
within 40km of the border with the Central African Republic (CAR)
North West region
South West region (including the towns of Buea, Muyuka and Tiko in Fako division), except Limbe in Fako division (see below)
the Bakassi Peninsula
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:
Limbe in Fako division, South West region
the rest of North and Adamawa regions, including Garoua in North region, and a 20km radius to the north, east and west of Maroua, and 30km south of Maroua, in Far North region
the remainder of Cameroon based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Canada From 7 September foreign nationals who qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption can enter Canada for discretionary travel. You will need to sign in or download the ArriveCAN app. All travellers five years or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a COVID-19 test result to enter Canada. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of departure. Antigen tests are not accepted. You must still test even if fully vaccinated. Follow the instructions of the border services officer given to you at the time of entry, including the paper handout. A suitable quarantine plan must be entered into ArriveCAN in case you don’t qualify for the exemption. You may be asked to explain your quarantine plan at the border. You must upload to the ArriveCAN portal a photo or PDF file of the record of each dose of your vaccination, such as receipts, cards, or confirmations:
if you received two doses and they are both recorded on a single card or PDF, upload that same image or file for dose 1 and again for dose 2
None required  
Cayman Islands Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all scheduled inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. Limited services with the UK, USA, Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras.

Only people, who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time and they are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days, if they are unvaccinated against COVID-19, in a government facility or pre-approved home isolation.

 

Quarantine is five days for those who are fully vaccinated.

  None required  

Central African Republic

 

Some incoming passengers need to undertake a (COVID-19) test on arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.

 

14 days self-isolation is mandatory for any person entering CAR who is coming from a location with local transmission of COVID-19.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:
the whole of Central Africa Republic based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

The FCDO advises against all travel to:
the whole of the Central African Republic (CAR)

Chad As of 5 July 2021, there is no longer a ban (related to the Alpha variant of COVID-19) on travellers from the UK entering Chad. All international travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chad.

As of 5 July 2021, travellers arriving by air will have their temperatures taken and be required to take an antigen or RT-PCR test at the airport before entering town. There will be a charge of 20,000 FCFA (40 US Dollars or 30 Euros) for this test. If you enter Chad and are planning to stay for 7 days or more, you will also need to take a COVID-19 PCR test on the seventh day.

    You are likely to be asked to present a negative COVID-19 test (less than 72 hours old) upon departing Chad.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:the northern provinces of Chad (Borkou, Ennedi, Tibesti)
eastern Kanem province, including the town of Nokou
the Lake Chad region
within 30 km of all Chad’s other border areas
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Chad, including the capital, N’Djamena.

China The Chinese authorities have suspended all direct flights from the UK. This measure will be subject to review but no date has been announced. If you’re issued a visa to travel from the UK to China in these circumstances you will need to submit a Health Declaration Form to your nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the UK before you travel, who will need to certify your form and return it to you via email. In order to receive a Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy you must provide evidence of negative nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests for COVID-19 taken no more than 48 hours before you travel. All overseas passenger arrivals are subject to health checks on arrival (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests). Those failing health checks may be sent to a designated hospital for treatment.

Following health checks on arrival, you will then need to enter quarantine for at least 14 days. At some points of entry children 14 and over will be required to quarantine alone irrespective of whether they test positive or negative for COVID.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Comoros based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Comoros International flights to and from Comoros restarted on 7 September.

There is no specific COVID guidance, however you will need a visa to enter Comoros. You can get a visa on arrival at Hahaya airport or at other points of entry for €30/£25.

         

Congo (Republic of the)

  All passengers arriving in the Republic of the Congo by commercial flights should provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test undertaken within 72 hours upon entry, with the exception of children under 11 years of age. Temperature checks

Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and need to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.

  All passengers departing from the Republic of the Congo by commercial flights need to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test, undertaken within 72 hours prior to departure, with the exception of children under 11 years of age.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to within 50km of the border with the Central African Republic in Likouala region
The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to:
the Boko, Kindamba, Kinkala, Mayama and Mindouli districts of Pool region
the Mouyondzi district of Bouenza region
the remainder of the Republic of the Congo based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue The borders of the Cook Islands are closed to all persons unless an exemption is provided (in writing) by the Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. Exemptions are not being issued until 13 September at least.

The New Zealand Government will require all travellers to New Zealand (except those from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific islands) to have a COVID-19 test taken and a negative result returned within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight.

       

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Tokelau and Niue based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Côte d’Ivoire Anyone wishing to enter Côte d’Ivoire who does not already have a visa should make their visa application through the e-visa service online before travel, available in English.

If you are arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, dated a maximum of 5 days prior to travel, before being allowed to board your flight.

  You may be advised to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 14 days on arrival in Côte d’Ivoire. You’ll also need to complete the DDVA form prior to arrival at a cost of 2,000 XOF (£3), available online. If you’re departing Côte d’Ivoire you’ll need to complete the online DDVA form at a cost of 2000 XOF. All travellers aged 11 and over who are departing Côte d’Ivoire will also need to pay 48,000 XOF online for a COVID-19 test at a COVID-19 test centre.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:
Within 40km of the borders with Mali and Burkina Faso
Northern Zanzan and Savenes provinces
Comoé national park
See Local travel and Terrorism
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Côte d’Ivoire based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Croatia Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

All travellers from the UK regardless of their vaccination status must present either a negative COVID-19 antigen test, which must not be older than 48 hours, or a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours on arrival.

    Yes, you can find it here. None required  
Curaçao Commercial flights to and from Curaçao remain limited.

Complete the digital immigration card online before departure.

Digitally fill out the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) 48 hours prior to your departure and carry a printed or digital document of proof with you.

Each visitor entering Curaçao will need to show a negative result from a certified COVID-19 PCR-test taken at most 48 hours before your flight to Curaçao. You need to be in possession of printed or digital proof. You will be required to upload the negative test results of the COVID-19 PCR-test on dicardcuracao.com before departure.

All passengers departing from these countries are required to undergo an Antigen test at a local laboratory on the 3rd day in Curaçao. The reservation and payment of the 3rd day antigen test is part of the PLC process. Please click here for more information.

         
Cyprus  

Travellers with proof of two COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to take a PCR test before departure or on arrival. If you have received two vaccinations you will still need to obtain a Cyprus flight pass. You should check the Cyprus Flight Pass website for information on which vaccinations are acceptable, and the length of time which should have elapsed between your final dose and date of travel.North Cyprus: Travellers arriving to or visiting the north of Cyprus from the UK, will be required to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours prior to entering the north and present a negative result upon entry. If you have completed the vaccination program and/or previously had COVID-19, you will not be required to quarantine after entry.

         

Czech Republic (Czechia)

 

If you have been fully vaccinated under the UK government’s vaccination programme at least 14 days prior to travel, you are able to enter the Czech Republic for any reason, including tourism, without needing to isolate or take a pre-departure PCR test.

   

You are also required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and present it upon arrival. You should consult your airline operator before travelling.

   
Denmark The UK is on Denmark's orange list. You can only enter as an unvaccinated non-resident if you have a worthy purpose, eg a home or business in Denmark or job interview, you can't enter for tourism currently without being fully immunised, more details here. Fully vaccinated UK residents or those previously infected with COVID-19 can enter Denmark for all purposes, without the need to test or self-isolate.Two weeks must have passed since your second dose and the vaccine must be one approved by the European Medicines Agency.
You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated or previously infected.

There is no testing before or on arrival for vaccinated passengers.

    None required  
Djibouti   Whether arriving by air, land or sea, if you are over 11 years of age, you will also be required to provide a PCR test certificate from the country where you started your journey. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the start of the journey and 120 hours of arrival in Djibouti. On arrival at all entry points (land, air or sea), if you are older than 11 years, you will be tested for COVID-19 which can take up to an hour. You should not eat anything 30 minutes before your arrival at the entry point

All passengers arriving in Djibouti who cannot show evidence of having been vaccinated, will have to spend 10 days in quarantine in their own accommodation.

  All travellers must present a negative PCR test when leaving Djibouti.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to the border with Eritrea.
See Local travel

The FCDO also advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Djibouti based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Dominica Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. All travellers from the UK must present on arrival a valid COVID-19 PCR negative test result taken no more than 72 hours in advance of your flight’s arrival. If you are fully vaccinated you should also pay XCD$100 (£27) online for the Rapid Antigen Test which you will have to undergo on arrival. Only if a Rapid Antigen Test is positive, followed by a positive PCR test. You would be taken to a government facility. Arriving passengers must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival. None required  
Egypt From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Egypt will move to the amber list for entering England. Everyone (including those who hold Egyptian nationality) arriving from overseas, to any part of Egypt, will be required to present a negative PCR test certificate on arrival taken no more than 72 hours before your flight. Passengers from London Heathrow only can have a PCR taken within 96 hours before departure. Tourists arriving at airports in the coastal governorates of the Red Sea (Hurghada), South Sinai (Sharm El Sheikh), and Marsa Matrouh that are unable to present acceptable evidence of a negative PCR test will need to undergo testing on arrival for a fee of USD30. Only if you're required to test due to not obtaining a pre-departure test. After airport testing you must self-isolate at your hotel until the results. N/A  

The FCDO continues to advise against all but essential travel to Egypt. There is some specific advice about North Sinai, South Sinai and the area west of the Nile Valley, more here.

El Salvador  

You must be able to show, including to the relevant airline or travel company, that one of the following COVID-19 requirements is met:

That you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, including both doses if appropriate for that vaccine make
That you have a negative COVID-19 PCR, NAAT or LAMP test certificate issued within a period of no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in El Salvador.

         
Equatorial Guinea Restrictions on the number of flights are in place. A negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result, using a polymerase chain reaction (PRC) test, taken within the last 48 hours. On arrival, passengers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test.

All passengers are then required to quarantine for 4 days, even if they test negative, and take a second test once the 4 days have passed. Those who test negative after the second test will be free to leave quarantine.

     
Estonia   Those exempt from the self-isolating and testing requirements include:individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and declared cured no longer than six months ago; or
individuals who have undergone a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and no more than one year has passed since its completion
or arrivals from a country in the European Union, European Economic Area and the Schengen area with an infection rate below 150 persons per 100,000 inhabitants over the previous 14 days.
To shorten the self-isolation period for those who don't meet the criteria, a negative PCR COVID-19 test needs to be taken no more than 72 hours before departure or a test taken on arrival in Estonia. A second negative test no earlier than six days after the initial test will allow you to exit self-isolation.

Travellers arriving from the UK are required to self-isolate for 10 days unless they meet the requirements.

     
Falkland Islands

Current visitor restrictions mean tourists are not permitted to visit the Falkland Islands, including via cruise ships.

      N/A None required  
Faroe Islands All UK resident travellers to the Faroe Islands must have a worthy purpose to enter in line with the Danish government’s stricter requirements.

You must have a negative COVID-19 test at least 72 hours before departure.

 

You must also self-isolate for 10 days after arrival in the Faroe Islands. You must isolate even if the test taken at arrival is negative. The isolation may end after a negative PCR test taken no earlier than on the fourth day after entry.

  None required  
Fiji The Fiji border remains closed to British tourists. Only residents and Fijian citizens are allowed to return to Fiji.

Ahead of travel, returning residents and non-Fiji citizens must request approval from the Office of the Prime Minister for entry (by air or sea) into Fiji. Contact the Office of the Prime Minister by email: borderrequest@immi.gov.fj. Further information can be found on the Fiji government website.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Fiji based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Finland  

Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. Or a certificate of recovery from within the past six months. Those who aren't fully vaccinated can enter in limited circumstances including being a national and for essential work.

      None required  
France The UK is currently on France’s amber list. Unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) arrivals in France from countries on the French amber list will only be permitted to travel for essential reasons.


The French Government recognises Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson (the vaccines recognised by the European Medical Agency). “Fully vaccinated” is defined by the completion of a vaccination schedule, specifically:
1 week after the second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca
4 weeks after the single and only dose of Johnson & Johnson
1 week after the single dose of any of the above vaccines if you have previously tested positive for COVID-19

Travellers who are fully vaccinated do not need an essential reason to travel to France and do not need to self-isolate on arrival. From 18 July, fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to present evidence of a negative test result before travel. Fully vaccinated travellers will need to present the following documents:a completed ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This can be found on the French government’s website here.
proof of vaccination status (France will accept the UK's COVID vaccination record at the border. However, the Scottish certificate is not accepted for domestic use at events and culture spaces with more than 50 people)

         
French Polynesia From 9 June, those travelling to French Polynesia from France, the USA or the UK, aged over 11: Do not need an essential reason for travelling, if fully vaccinated. Need an essential reason for travelling, if not fully vaccinated. All travellers to French Polynesia must undertake a PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure and show proof of a negative result when embarking. Airlines may refuse boarding to anyone who does not have proof of a negative PCR test result. Everyone over 6 must undergo an antigenic test upon arrival. Those who are not fully vaccinated must undergo 10 days of self-isolation upon arrival in FP and take Covid-19 tests on the first, fifth, and ninth days.

All travellers will need to register on the French Polynesian Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) and provide the receipt at check-in. You should register six days before departure.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of French Polynesia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Gabon Flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate for entry into Gabon. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 24 hours in designated hotels at their own expense whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed.

If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities.

     
Germany

The UK is designated as a ‘high-incidence area’. However, you may enter Germany from the UK for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated.

    Travellers arriving from the UK, who are not fully vaccinated, are subject to 10-day quarantine, and test and release is available after 5 days. Fully vaccinated and recovered individuals are exempt from this requirement. All travellers entering Germany from the UK are required to complete pre-departure digital registration, regardless of vaccination status. You can find the form here. None required  
Ghana  

Passengers travelling to Ghana are now required to:Take a Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID test with one of the listed providers within 72 hours of departure. Visit https://africacdc.org/trusted-travel/ for a certified list of providers. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country
Create an account at https://trustedtravel.panabios.org/ with the same email address and mobile telephone number you give your PCR test provider. Log on and select check-in; select UK and Ghana as your departure and destination countries; select lab tests (TT); select the matching lab test from the drop down options; click save; provide your flight and passport details as requested; click save to generate a Travel Code (TC); your TC code is then generated for you to copy or download.
If your provider is unable to upload your test certificate on your behalf you should enter your TT or BIOMARS code from your PCR certificate, or upload the certificate yourself
We also recommend travelling with hard copy proof of this negative Polymerise Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result

  If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival you will be taken to mandatory quarantine in a Government Health facility.

You must complete a Health Declaration Form.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Ghana based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Gibraltar  

Unvaccinated air travellers will require a pre-flight Covid-19 test before travelling to Gibraltar. However those fully-vaccinated do not need to present a negative pre-departure test.

    All air passengers are required to complete the passenger locator form here. None required  
Greece (including islands) A partial lockdown is in force in Messinia, Achaia, Ilia and Argolis (Peloponnese), Evrytania (Central Greece), the municipality of Ikaria, and in Heraklion (Crete) until at least 16 September. Restrictions include a curfew between 1am and 6am, and a ban on playing music at entertainment venues. Check the latest local guidance and follow the advice of local authorities. Please note there are restrictions for those who aren't fully vaccinated on public transport and when visiting bars and sites. If you’re travelling from the UK, you will need:To have completed a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival in Greece. The form is required regardless of the means of transport you use to travel to Greece (including by ferry, road, rail or air); and
Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece; or
Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before your arrival into Greece; or
Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travel (see Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status);
Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry purposes. Evidence of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 to 180 days of your travel dates can be used and can be demonstrated via the NHS COVID Pass.
You may be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. If you test positive on arrival in Greece, you (and those you are travelling with) will have to self-isolate in quarantine hotels provided by the Greek state. Be aware that if other passengers on your flight, bus, train or ferry later test positive, you may be subject to self-isolation requirements.

You must complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arriving in Greece

   
Greenland There are a very limited number of flights into Greenland currently.

You can only enter Greenland, if you are fully vaccinated or have previously been infected with COVID-19. All travellers must have a negative PCR test from a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden), which must be a maximum of 48 hours old at check-in.

         
Grenada

Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.Effective 31 July only fully vaccinated visitors will be allowed entry into Grenada with some exemptions.
Social gatherings including weddings and funerals have been suspended until further notice

  Those providing proof of full vaccination will only be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours, pending a negative result from a PCR test, administered on entry, and paid in advance. You must book and pay for your future PCR test in Grenada before starting an application for travel authorisation. The Government of Grenada’s entry health protocols mean all travellers must pre-book approved accommodation for quarantine on arrival. You will need to fill out a form here. None required  
Guadeloupe  

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Guadeloupe. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

   

Travellers must also provide a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Guadeloupe based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Guatemala Guatemala does not permit the entry of travellers who have been in the United Kingdom or South Africa in the 14 days prior to their arrival. These measures do not apply to nationals returning to Guatemala.

To be eligible for entry, you must comply with one of the following options:

a. You must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 3 days before the date of your arrival in Guatemala. The three days commence from the date and time the test is conducted to the moment you check-in with the airline, or arrival at land border.

b. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past three months, you must present a medical certificate from the health clinic where you were treated, that states the date you were diagnosed with COVID-19 (including the copy of the test) and confirmation of your recovery.

c. If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, you must present evidence that you have received two doses (one dose if vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The last dose must have been administered no less than two weeks prior to the date of travel.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Guatemala based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Guinea Due to COVID measures, the 10pm to 4am curfew has been reinstated. All passengers arriving in Conakry must show a COVID-19 certificate with a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result from a test taken within 72 hours of their journey to Guinea.

Following the identification of a new strain of COVID-19, travellers from the UK must also take a supplementary PCR test on arrival at the airport, unless they have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before their arrival in Guinea. Travellers who are not vaccinated will remain at the Onomo hotel in Conakry until the test result, which could take between 48 and 72 hours. Food and lodging will be at passengers’ own expense. Travellers will only be able to leave the hotel with a negative certificate. Those testing positive will be taken to a government treatment centre.

    Departing passengers must present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result from a test taken within 72 of leaving.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:
the whole of Guinea based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
the N’zérékoré Region of Guinea based on the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease reported there.

Guinea-Bissau  

All those entering Guinea Bissau must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited institution, taken within the last five days.

  If someone on your flight is thought to have COVID-19, you may be required to isolate at one location for 14 days, and be monitored by the health authorities. You may also be required to fill in a form with information on your origin and contacts. You will also have to take a COVID test within 72 hours of your departure from Guinea Bissau at a cost of 30,000 CFA (around £40). Tests are only available in the capital, Bissau.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Guinea-Bissau based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Honduras  

To be eligible for entry you must present upon arrival:a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, dated no more than 72 hours before the date of your arrival at Honduras; or


evidence that you have received a COVID-19 vaccine (vaccination card) indicating you have received two doses (one dose if vaccinated with a one dose vaccine). The last dose must have been administered more than 14 days prior to the date of travel.

  Obligatory quarantine rules may be applied.

All travelers entering or exiting Honduras must complete the immigration pre-check form at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Honduras based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Hong Kong Those arriving from the UK must be fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents. Travellers arriving to Hong Kong will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to their departure. Effective from 26 June, the Hong Kong Government has specified that this must be a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based nucleic acid test, other tests won't be accepted. All travellers ending their journey at Hong Kong International Airport will have to provide a saliva sample which will be tested for coronavirus. Travellers will be required to remain at the airport, or a specified hotel overnight, while awaiting test results. Travellers from “high risk” places will then be subject to 21 days of compulsory quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel on arrival, followed by seven days of self-monitoring. Travellers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport from these places need to provide confirmation of a hotel room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel in Hong Kong for 21 days, starting on the day of their arrival. You will need to fill out a health declaration form depending on your point of entry. None required  
Hungary UK nationals may enter Hungary without any epidemiological restrictions if they are travelling in the following circumstances:arriving for the purpose of business or trade activity - see below
transiting through Hungary through travel corridors – see below
operating cargo transport
people able to prove credibly that have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months of their travel
as part of a military convoy
people travelling on diplomatic or official passports
Foreign (including UK) nationals may also enter Hungary without any epidemiological restrictions if they hold a negative PCR test conducted in the previous 72 hours in one of the following places: all EU member states and candidate countries; all OECD member states; all NATO member states, member states of the Turkic Council and Bahrain, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Russia; Singapore, Ukraine, and the UAE. Temperature check on arrival.

If you do not possess a Hungary issued Immunity certificate, a negative PCR test or meet one of the exemptions, you will be required to quarantine upon arrival.

     
Iceland Due to COVID-19 restrictions, non-essential travel by British citizens from the UK/other non-EU/EEA country to Iceland is only permitted if you:are resident in Iceland,
or can adequately demonstrate you have either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or previously recovered from COVID-19 infection.

A negative PCR taken within 72 hours of departure to Iceland (or get a ISK 100,000/£570 fine for residents or a refusal of entry for visitors)

  If you test positive on arrival you will be required to enter self-isolation (at your hotel or government-provided accommodation). Pre-registration is required here. None required  
India All regularly scheduled international flights remain suspended. However, under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Indian governments, a limited number of flights between India and the UK continue to operate. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting all OCI and PIO card holders to visit India. All other foreign nationals intending to visit India may visit on any visa except for a Tourist Visa, which still has not been re-instated. All passengers arriving from United Kingdom should have a negative RT-PCR Test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure. Airlines will allow boarding only those passengers who have filled in the SDF on the Air Suvidha portal and uploaded the negative RT-PCR test report.
More information about requirements here.

Thermal screening will be carried out by the health officials at arrival. You must comply with all instructions and screening requirements which will include a ruther test at your port of entry.

     

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:

the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah (currently closed due to coronavirus)
Jammu and Kashmir, except for (i) travel within the city of Jammu, (ii) travel by air to the city of Jammu, and (iii) travel within the Union Territory of Ladakh
The tourist destinations of Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg, the city of Srinagar and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway are within the areas where the FCDO advises against all travel.

Iran Entry is permitted to holders of an Iranian passport or holders of a valid visa. You should check with your local Iranian Embassy or Consulate. All passengers arriving into Iran by air are required to hold a valid health certificate, issued by the health authorities of the country of departure. This must contain a COVID-19 molecular test performed by an approved centre of the departure country, carried out within 96 hours of entry into Iran. Non-Iranian nationals will not be permitted entry without such a certificate. Iranian nationals without such a certificate will be directed to quarantine locations for 14 days and will incur associated medical and accommodation costs. You may be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. If yuo test positive at the airport you may be required to isolate for 14 days.

On arrival, passengers may be asked to fill in a paper form giving their name, contact details and address.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran.
The FCDO advise all British nationals against all travel to:
within 100km of the entire Iran/Afghanistan border
within 10km of the entire Iran/Iraq border
the province of Sistan-Baluchistan
the area east of the line running from Bam to Jask, including Bam
Additionally, the FCDO advise all British nationals against all but essential travel to the whole of Iran based on both a security assessment, and the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Iraq   All inbound/outbound international passengers will need to have a certificate showing they have tested negative for COVID-19. Check with your airline for further information. More information here. Screening including temperature checks are in a place.

You may be required to quarantine on arrival.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) continues to advise against all travel to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Israel and Jerusalem Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.
The UK has been added to Israel’s list of COVID-19 “at risk” countries.
All travellers arriving from abroad will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to departure to Israel.

All travellers of all ages arriving in Israel, including those who have been vaccinated or recovered, must take a COVID-19 (PCR) tests on arrival in Israel, at their own expense. You can make the payment after you submit the entry statement form prior to traveling to Israel. Payment in advance is at a reduced price. Only PCR tests are admissible.

  All incoming passengers must also complete an online entry statement form within the 24 hours prior to departure to Israel. Foreign nationals must have an entry permit issued by the Population and Immigration Authority. None required

The FCDO advises against all travel to:Gaza
the Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar
within 500m of the border with Lebanon (the ‘Blue Line’) east of Metula, including the northern edge of the town and east of Route 98 along the Syrian border
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (beyond East Jerusalem) based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Italy  

If you are travelling from the UK, you can enter Italy without being required to self-isolate if you:

fill out the passenger locator form prior to entering Italy.
can demonstrate you are fully vaccinated (a recovery certificate is not accepted). (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’), and
show a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy
fill out the passenger locator form prior to entering Italy.
can demonstrate you are fully vaccinated (a recovery certificate is not accepted). (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’), and
show a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy
Children under the age of six are exempt from testing.

   

Before travel, you must complete an online form. This will generate a QR code, which should be presented to your travel provider and Border Police, if requested. A paper form can be completed if you do not have an electronic device.

   
Jamaica   Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website.
All travellers from 12 years and upwards arriving in Jamaica must present a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or Antigen test, which was conducted within the 72 hours prior to the date of travel
Business travellers must submit a negative COVID-19 test and be subject to testing on arrival (which they will need to pay for).
All travellers arriving in Jamaica may be tested for COVID-19 if assessed as high-risk as a result of exhibiting symptoms, exposure to persons who have tested positive, belonging to a high-risk group or other risk factors. Travellers will be screened for symptoms at the airport.

Based on health screening and risk assessment on arrival, you may still be required to be tested at the airport or designated facility. In this case, you would await your test result in your hotel room. If the test is negative, you will remain at your hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure with only permitted excursions. If the test is positive, you will be isolated either at the hotel/resort or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Jamaica based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Japan Japan has suspended its visa waiver system for anyone travelling on a British Citizen or British National (Overseas) passport, with no indication of when this suspension will be lifted. There is a state of emergency in place in Tokyo Metropolis and 18 other prefectures until 30 September at least. British nationals with Status of Residence in Japan and who leave or have left Japan with a valid re-entry permit are allowed to re-enter Japan. However, you will need to follow appropriate arrival and quarantine rules. Japan has also introduced caps on the number of people able to arrive by plane, and bookings on some routes have therefore been suspended. All passengers arriving in Japan are required to complete a health questionnaire before disembarkation, including contact details. They are then required to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport. You will be asked to wait for the test results at the airport before moving to your accommodation.

From 14 August, travellers arriving from the UK are requested to spend three days (a change from six) in self-isolation at a government-provided hotel, with further COVID-19 tests on the third day (The date of arrival counts as Day 0.) Children over the age of 12 will be asked to quarantine without a guardian – the Japanese authorities may offer some flexibility on this point, but this is not guaranteed. If the tests are negative, travellers will be allowed to continue 14 days’ self-isolation as set out below.

     
Jordan   All passengers travelling by land and air must provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled time of departure to Jordan.

All passengers need to register on the ‘visitjordan’ platform and follow instructions to either book a PCR test on arrival or claim a waiver by uploading evidence that they are fully vaccinated. Anyone who arrives in Jordan without an exemption or evidence of both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination must take a PCR test on arrival. The cost for a PCR test on arrival is 28JD. You will also need to provide evidence of health insurance covering COVID-19.

     

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:
Within 3km of Jordan’s border with Syria.

Kazakhstan UK nationals with a valid visa will be able to enter Kazakhstan once direct flights resume. This is expected on 18 September 2021.

Travellers need to show a coronavirus-free PCR certificate issued within three days of arrival.

  Travellers entering Kazakhstan who test positive for coronavirus currently need to self-isolate for 14 days. Travellers need to provide details of where they are staying in Kazakhstan and to confirm they will abide by all coronavirus restrictions. Travellers may be screened by having their temperature taken and assessed for other coronavirus symptoms on departure from Kazakhstan. Most travellers will also require a negative PCR test to enter the airport.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Kazakhstan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Kenya From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Kenya will move to the amber list for entering England.
Valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.

Valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.

  Self-isolation for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the "Jitenge" app for their first 14 days in Kenya.

Complete the form here: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ or you can download the Android-only "Jitenge" app to generate the necessary QR code.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border
Garissa County
Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island)
areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself
within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river

Kiribati

International travel to Kiribati is currently suspended. Once it resumes, Kiribati will deny entry to any travellers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Kiribati based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Kosovo  

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Kosovo based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Due to security risks the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

the municipalities of Zvečan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic
the northern part of the city of Mitrovica.

   

If you’re coming to Kosovo for a short stay (90 days or less), and will be staying in a hotel, hostel or other registered landlord, that business will notify the police of your presence on your behalf. If you plan to stay in a private house (for example, with friends or family) then you must notify the nearest police station of where you’re staying.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

the municipalities of Zvečan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic
the northern part of the city of Mitrovica. See Northern Kosovo

Kuwait Visit visas are not issued on arrival or at Embassies outside Kuwait, until further notice.

From 1 August 2021 foreigners with valid residency are allowed to enter Kuwait. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved in Kuwait (2 doses of either Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson). You must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding.

 

You will have to quarantine at home for seven days on arrival, although quarantine can end if the PCR test carried out on arrival proves negative.

     
Kyrgyzstan   Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours before your arrival by air is now needed for foreign citizens to enter Kyrgyzstan. If your journey is delayed and your results are outside the 72 hour period you will need to have a further PCR test on arrival.

Passengers may have their temperature tested on arrival. However if you’re showing symptoms of Coronavirus you may be taken to state medical facilities. You’re likely to be subject to temperature checks, and other medical observation on arrival, and could be asked to self-isolate at home.

       

Countries not on the red list (L to Z)

COUNTRY ESSENTIAL THINGS TO KNOW PRE-DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS? TESTING ON ARRIVAL? QUARANTINE? ANY FORMS? DEPARTURE TEST? FCDO STATUS
Laos The government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people travelling from a country with cases of COVID-19, including the UK. Entry procedures for Laos visa-holders:all foreigners must present a Certificate of Entry (issued by the MFA); a completed Health Declaration form; and a ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to travel. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test
all arrivals will be subject to a COVID-19 test at their own expense. Positive cases will be admitted to hospital for treatment
all negative cases have to undergo 14 days quarantine at designated locations (with all expenses covered by individuals or their organisations/companies)
There is compulsory testing for COVID-19 on arrival in Laos at your own expense. Those testing positive will be admitted to hospital for treatment. All travellers must have insurance covering COVID-19; a suitable policy is available for purchase on arrival. All arrivals testing negative for COVID-19 will have to undergo 14 days quarantine at designated locations, which include hotels. You must also register with the Mosafer platform, buy a PCR test on arrival, and download the Shlonik app before boarding. There is no compulsory COVID testing on departure from Laos.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Xaisomboun province, due to intermittent attacks on infrastructure and armed clashes with anti-government groups.

Latvia Latvia will only accept the UK’s letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Entry is for essential travel only.

You must present a negative test prior to boarding or entry in Latvia and take another COVID-19 test within 24 hours after arrival. If you are fully vaccinated, with a certificate, you will not need to self-isolate in Latvia

  If your test is negative, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days in your place of residence. If the test is positive, you must go into quarantine at your own expense at a hotel approved by the Latvian government. Everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. None required  
Lebanon   If you’re travelling to Lebanon, you must take a PCR test at a laboratory certified by local authorities 96 hours before you travel, and show the result at check-in at your departure airport. The test certificate must include a QR code, unless you are coming from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, or any European country, including the UK. You will not be allowed to board a flight without this paperwork. Passengers who can prove:
that they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (or one complete dose, if the vaccine is made up of only one dose) at least 2 weeks before departure to Lebanon, or
that they have had and recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days prior to travel, or
that they have travelled out of Lebanon and returned within one week
are exempt from taking a pre-departure PCR test. Children under the age of 12 are also exempt.

PCR test on arrival: All passengers (apart from children under the age of 12 and UNIFIL) must take a PCR test at Beirut airport (provided at the airline’s expense) on arrival.


There are no testing or additional COVID-19 related procedures required for transiting travellers.

     

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to:
Palestinian refugee camps
within 5km of the border with Syria
the Hermel Area, including the towns of Arsal, Ras Baalbek, Qaa, Laboué and Nahlé
In addition, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel on security grounds to:
southern suburbs of Beirut defined as: south of the sports stadium and the Adnan Al Hakim road which heads west from the stadium to the Beirut-Saida (Sidon) road - down to the airport. Including the neighbourhoods of Bir Hassan, Ghobeiry, Chuya, Haret Hraik, Burj Al Brajne, Mraije, Er Rouais and Laylake. But excluding the main airport highway, the Beirut-Saida road and west of there to the coast, and the area between the airport highway and the coast south of Abbas El Mousawi Road, including the Golf Club of Lebanon
all other areas of Akkar district between 5km from the Syrian border and the Aabdeh, Halba and Qoubaiyat highway
the city of Tripoli
the Riyak-Baalbek highway (from the junction at Riyak along the highway to Baalbek), the areas around it and towns along it, including Baalbek, and also the area East of the highway up to 5km from the Syrian border and South of Nahlé town
the towns of Rachaiya, Hasbaiya, and Khiam in the Beqaa Valley, and the area between these towns up to 5 km from the Syrian border
within 500m of the Ain el Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Saida
south of the Litani River except the main Naqoura-Tyre-Saida-Beirut highway and areas to the west of it.

Liberia There are no direct flights from the UK. Before travelling to Liberia, you must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Your test must be conducted a maximum of 96 hours before arrival in Liberia. On arrival at entry points, staff will check your temperature and you must wash your hands with soap and water. You must show your symptom checking screening form (mobile app) to public health staff. You must also show your flight itinerary. Government of Liberia strongly recommends that all travellers self-isolate for 7 days and self-monitor symptoms via the Lib Travel app for 14 days, beginning the day after arrival in Liberia.

Before arrival, in Liberia, you must download the Lib Travel mobile app from Android Play or Apple Store. You must complete a Health Screening Arrival Form before arrival, for monitoring and contact tracing. You must provide your passport details, contact details in Liberia, next of kin details, your travel details (including flight details, with seat number and any transit locations), any countries visited in the previous 14 days, and you must complete the symptom checker. You can also use this to pay for your COVID-19 test on arrival too.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Liberia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Libya

A Libyan visa issued overseas may not be recognised in some areas, due to the current political conflict.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to Libya.

Liechtenstein Switzerland handles immigration and customs matters for Liechtenstein. Entry requirements are the same as for Switzerland.

All travellers flying to Liechtenstein via Switzerland must possess either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery in the last six months or a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure.

  Travellers arriving from the UK no longer have to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland. All travellers arriving by air must complete a passenger locator form. None required  
Lithuania UK nationals without a Lithuanian Freedom Pass may use their NHS vaccination certificate (on the NHS app or paper certificate) as proof of vaccination as from 13 September there are restrictions for those not vaccinated. A negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken no earlier than 72 hours before arrival) or antigen test (taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival). You must also register for a PCR test, to take place between day three and five of isolation. British nationals travelling to Lithuania from the UK, who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are exempt from both self-isolation and the requirement to provide evidence of a negative PCR/antigen test. British nationals travelling to Lithuania from overseas must complete an online registration form no earlier than 48 hours before they begin their journey to Lithuania. None required  
Luxembourg UK nationals are not permitted entry to Luxembourg for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions on non-EU and EEA nationals.

If you are eligible to travel to Luxembourg you must:Have proof of a negative PCR test (carried out less than 72 hours before departure) or proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test (carried out less than 48 hours before departure) for all passengers aged twelve and over. You should not use the NHS testing service in order to facilitate travel to another country. If arriving by air, complete a passenger locator form while on the plane

         
Macao

The Macao government has announced that all travellers arriving in Macao, who are not residents of Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China, will be denied entry. Transit services are suspended at Macao International Airport.

       

All air and ferry passengers departing from Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure.

 
Madagascar

Madagascar has suspended all routine international flights and private flights until further notice. Cruise ships are not currently permitted to berth in Madagascar’s ports.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Madagascar based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Madeira Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.
Mainland Portugal is on the amber list.

Download your NHS COVID-19 vaccination certificate or EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing you have been fully vaccinated with an EU-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel.
Or obtain a COVID-19 recovery certificate, or take an RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure and upload the negative test result to the traveller questionnaire.

    Complete and submit a traveller questionnaire. If you are travelling with a child aged 11 or under, include their details in your questionnaire. None required  
Malaysia

Entry to Malaysia for British nationals is prohibited.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel the whole of Malaysia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
In addition, for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including (but not limited to) Lankayan, Mabul, Pom Pom, Kapalai, Litigan, Sipadan and Mataking.

Maldives From 4am on Wednesday 22 September the Maldives will move to the amber list for entering England. All visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Only applies to non-tourist passengers who haven't completed a vaccination course.

No but visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.

 

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the whole of the Maldives based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mali  

To enter Mali you will either need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old or be tested on arrival at the airport. While waiting for the test results, you will either have to quarantine at home or in a hotel.

 

f you test positive, you will be made to go to a government-designated facility. Even if a negative test is presented on arrival but you show symptoms, you will be made to quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

  You are required to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old to exit.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Mali-based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
In addition and for security reasons the FCDO advises against all travel to:
The regions of Tombouctou, Kidal, Gao, Mopti and Segou.
All areas situated to the north of the line running from Kayes, north of Koulikoro, to Sikasso and Koni, including the towns of Kayes, Segou, Sikasso and Koni.
Areas west of the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, as far as, and including the towns of Sikasso and Koni.
Within 20km of the border with Côte d’Ivoire from Koni westwards.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Mali, including Bamako.

Malta  

All arrivals from the United Kingdom must present proof of full vaccination – both digital and letter versions will be accepted.

  Those arriving having had vaccinations not EMA approved will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Everyone must complete a Public Health Travel Declaration Form and the online Passenger Locator Form. None required  
Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures, including a total suspension of international travellers coming into RMI. British nationals need a visa to visit the Marshall Islands. A 30-day visit visa is available on arrival at the airport. If you’re transiting a US territory to reach the Marshall Islands you’ll need to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) from the US government.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Marshall Islands based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Martinique  

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Martinique.

   

Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Martinique based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mauritania   You must take a PCR test dated within 3 days before arrival and show evidence of the negative test result, with the date of the test clearly labelled. You will undergo a contactless temperature check on arrival. If you have a temperature upon arrival, you must agree to a PCR or rapid antigen test.

If you are arriving from the UK, South Africa, Brazil, India or another country identified as a source of new COVID-19 variants, you must quarantine at your own expense in a hotel or your place of residence for 10 days. You must then take a PCR test in Mauritania, and if this is negative, you can exit quarantine.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Mauritania based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
In addition and for security reasons the FCDO advises against all travel to:
Areas east of a line drawn between but excluding the towns of Kankossa in Guidimaka, Tichit in Tagant, Ghallaouia in Tiris Zemmour and then west to the border with Western Sahara (except for the town of Zouerat in Tiris Zemmour).
All areas within 25km of the Western Sahara border (except the section of the Nouakchott - Nouadhibou road that is within 25km of the Western Sahara border and the city of Nouadhibou)
The remainder of the Ras Nouadhibou peninsula
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of the country, including the city of Nouadhibou and the Nouakchott – Nouadhibou road.

Mauritius The current measures are expected to remain in place until 30 September. More information here.

Currently fully vaccinated tourists must remain at their certified COVID-19 safe hotels for 14 days after arrival. On your day of arrival it is mandatory to have a PCR test at the airport. Depending on the length of your stay, you will also need a PCR test on day 7 and 14. After a negative PCR test on day 14, you are free to go and explore the island.

         
Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia has declared a “state of public health emergency”. No passengers are allowed to disembark any air or sea vessel originating outside of Federated States of Micronesia, with the exception of individuals granted an exception from the National Government or those working on commercial sea vessels abiding precautionary measures and protocols.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Micronesia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Moldova  

You will be exempt from self-isolation if you present one of the following documents:
proof that you have received both doses of an approved vaccination. The second dose must have been administered at least 14 days before your date of arrival. Current rules do not specify whether electronic documents are acceptable as proof, but you are recommended to present your vaccination certificate in paper form
negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before your date of arrival;
negative result of a rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before your date of arrival;
a confirmation of the presence of COVID-19 antibodies (serological test) that is valid for a period of 90 days from the date of the test.
Find out more about the rules
here.

   

On entering Moldova, all arrivals must complete a form that declares information about your state of health (relevant to the COVID pandemic) and confirm that you will self-isolate for 14 days unless you are exempt.

   
Monaco Regardless of nationality, you must contact the COVID-19 Call Centre as soon as you arrive in Monaco if you enter the Principality from either:A country within Europe that has recorded more than 60 cases per 100,000 people in 14 days (areas marked red, and dark orange on the following map on the ECDC website.
A country outside Europe.

Anyone aged 11 or over who enters Monaco from a foreign country may be asked by the authorities for proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test, carried out less than 72 hours before arrival.

         
Montserrat Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.Resident permit holders, Montserratians (plus dependents) and a few limited other categories of people are allowed to enter Montserrat.

All travel to or from Montserrat is via Antigua. If you are travelling to Montserrat you must comply with Antiguan entry requirements. You must submit an Access Declaration Form at least 72 hours prior to booking your travel, and have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within 5 days prior to arrival.

      None required  
Morocco  

You will need to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the second dose administered at least two weeks prior to travel, or a negative PCR test result before boarding your flight or ferry to Morocco. The result must show that the PCR test itself was undertaken no more than 72 hours before boarding. For travel by ferry, you will also need to take a COVID-19 test during the journey.

   

On arrival to Morocco, you will be asked to present a completed Public Health Passenger form. You can print a copy in advance of travelling.

   
Nauru The only scheduled flight to Nauru is now a fortnightly service, on alternate Fridays, Brisbane-Nauru-Brisbane

Nauru authorities are requesting all persons to consider whether travel to Nauru is necessary.

Only passengers who have spent at least the previous 14 days in the following countries will be considered eligible to enter Nauru:

Australia (NOT including Victoria), Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

       

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Nauru based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Netherlands The Dutch government has implemented measures that mean non-EU/EEA nationals and nationals of non-Schengen states arriving from outside of the Schengen area, including unvaccinated UK nationals, will not be permitted entry to the Netherlands for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions. However, fully vaccinated UK nationals, who can provide acceptable proof of vaccination, which includes the NHS COVID Pass, will be allowed to enter the Netherlands.

Travellers aged 12 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK via aeroplane, ferry, passenger car, train or bus must follow one of the following two options:

show a negative PCR test result (taken no more than 48 hours before departure);
or show a negative antigen test result (taken no more than 24 hours before departure).
These requirements also apply to travellers who are fully vaccinated.

  Mandatory self-quarantine of 10 days applies to travellers aged 13 and over arriving in the Netherlands from the UK. There is an option to test and release after 5 days. This also applies to travellers who have been vaccinated. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from the mandatory quarantine. However, from midnight on 22 September 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from the UK no longer have to quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands. The NHS COVID Pass is accepted as evidence of vaccination for entering the Netherlands.

If you’re travelling to or from the Netherlands by air you must complete a health screening form and have it ready to show on request during your journey, whether you are at the departure airport, on the aircraft or at the arrival airport. This form is not required if travelling to the Netherlands by road or ferry.

   
New Caledonia Only travellers who can prove that entry is for essential reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate or ‘attestation’ and provide proof.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for their destination.

  Most travellers will be required to complete 14 days of quarantine in a hotel requisitioned by the government.

Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

   
New Zealand

Only New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) can enter New Zealand currently.

   

Anyone entering New Zealand (except from within a quarantine-free travel bubble, currently arranged with Australia and the Cook Islands) needs to undergo quarantine or managed isolation in an approved facility for a minimum of 14 days. Arrivals must then test negative for COVID-19 before entering the community.

  None required  
Nicaragua Options for leaving Nicaragua are limited. There have been reports of the land borders being closed at short or no notice.

There is currently a requirement to have a negative COVID-19 certificate.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Nicaragua based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Niger

Entry to Niger is only permitted for Nigerien nationals, persons with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Niger based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
In addition and for security reasons the FCDO advises against all travel to:
all areas of the country north of the city of Abalak, including the Aïr Massif region
the province of Agadez (including the road linking Assamakato Agadez and the city of Agadez)
areas of Tahoua province north of the city of Tahoua, including the city itself
the area of Tillabéri province north of Niamey, including the road from Niamey to Gao and the road from Niamey to Menaka
areas within 40km of the south-western border with Burkina Faso
areas within 40km of the border with Nigeria in Diffa, Zinder and Maradi provinces
the Parc du W, plus the contiguous Dosso and Tamou hunting zones
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Niger, including the capital city Niamey.

Nigeria   Passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the online pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal. They must also have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the online Travel Portal. Passengers must also carry evidence of the test and result when they travel. Only a COVID-19 PCR test is acceptable to the Nigerian authorities. On arrival all passengers will be screened by Port Health Officials and be required to provide full contact details, including their address in Nigeria. Also before travel, passengers must book and pay for a repeat PCR test for day seven of their arrival in Nigeria at the Nigeria International Travel Portal– evidence of the booking will be required on arrival.

All new arrivals are expected to self-isolate at one location in the city of their arrival until the result of their second PCR test (which should be taken on day seven of arrival) is known. If the second test is negative individuals can exit self-isolation from day eight onwards.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to:
Borno State
Yobe State
Adamawa State
Gombe State
Kaduna State
Katsina State
Zamfara state
riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:
Bauchi State
Kano State
Jigawa State
Niger State
Sokoto State
Kogi State
within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State
Abia State
non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States

North Korea

You will need a visa to enter North Korea. For further information contact the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in London.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advises against all but essential travel to North Korea (DPRK).

North Macedonia

 

From 1 September, people aged 18 and over, entering North Macedonia will need to present either:a full vaccination certificate, or
a negative PCR test made in the 72 hours before entering the country, or
a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery

     

To enter Skopje International Airport (including for a departing flight), people aged 18 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination with at least one dose, or a certificate showing you have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 45 days, or a negative PCR test made in the previous 72 hours, or rapid antigen test in the previous 48 hours.

 
Norway  

Those with an English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish NHS COVID Pass with a verifiable QR code will be allowed to travel to Norway

      None required  
Oman At present, it may not be possible to get a visa on arrival in Oman. From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Oman will move to the amber list for entering England. From 1 September 2021 to enter you must: present a certificate with QR code confirming you are fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Oman. The last dose must have been administered no less than 14 days before your arrival in Oman (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’); present a certificate with QR code confirming a negative PCR test result (for flights shorter than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Oman; for flights longer than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 96 hours before arrival in Oman); before arrival, download the Tarassud+ smartphone application and upload your COVID-19 vaccine certification and PCR test result; have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment. If you do not have evidence of a negative PCR result before arrival in Oman (or your PCR test result does not have a QR code), you will be required to pay for and take a PCR test upon arrival The results of the PCR test undertaken at the airport will be sent to your registered phone (usually within 24 hours). You should self-isolate until you receive the resultYou will also be required (if you are over the age of 16) to wear a tracking bracelet for the period of your self-isolation.

You must have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment.

   
Pakistan From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Pakistan will move to the amber list for entering England. Negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of travel. If travelling by air, you will be subject to Rapid Antigen testing on arrival at airports in Pakistan. Travellers who test positive will be moved to a self-paid facility for 10 days quarantine. Pakistan government guidance, including links to the Pass Track App and web-based form is available on their COVID-19 website. If you’re leaving Pakistan, you will be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to some specific areas of Pakistan and for all other areas all but essential travel.

Palau  

Fully vaccinated individuals may be exempted from quarantine, subject to presentation of proof of a complete course of COVID-19 vaccination, with the final dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to departure, and a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of leaving the country of origin. Travellers who have previously contracted COVID-19 may submit proof of recent infection and a letter from a healthcare provider certifying recovery.

 

Palau authorities require that any traveller exempted from quarantine undergo two mandatory COVID-19 tests at Belau National Hospital. These tests must fall on the first and fifth day of the traveller’s stay. Quarantine-exempted travellers are also required to limit their movement around Palau until they have taken their second test.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Palau based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Papua New Guinea International visitors should apply for their exemption to enter Papua New Guinea by emailing the National Control Centre Travel Desk at covid19-travel@police.gov.pg with the following documents:completed International Air Passenger Travel Form (I-APTF)
letter to the National Pandemic Controller, including your reason for travel, visa details, passport details (including the expiry date) and, if applicable, your work permit details (or letter from your employer) and/or resident permit details
copy of your passport biodata page
copy of your visa for Papua New Guinea and, if applicable, a copy of your work permit and/or resident permit
copy of your reservation at a designated hotel for quarantine or home quarantine request (as applicable)
You should submit your completed documents at least two weeks prior to travel.

Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they are fully vaccinated, have written exemption from the National Pandemic Controller or his delegate, and evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result for COVID-19 taken within a seven day period prior to boarding the aircraft bound for Papua New Guinea.

   

You must also complete an online electronic health declaration form prior to departure.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:
Hela and Southern Highlands provinces following increased levels of tribal fighting and the declaration of states of emergency by the Papua New Guinea government
the remainder of Papua New Guinea based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Pitcairn (Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands) Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber. Pitcairn has closed its borders

Only returning residents and those who will be temporarily resident on Pitcairn Island for reasons of work are permitted to travel on the supply vessel during its 14-day journey between New Zealand and Pitcairn.

      None required  
Poland  

UK nationals, their spouses and children are included in the list of those who are exempt from entry restrictions related to COVID-19, found on the Polish Border Guards website (in English).

  If you are fully vaccinated with a vaccination approved for use in the EU, you are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Poland, but must present evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination at the border and 14 days must have passed since your final dose.

If you fly to Poland from abroad you must fill in a passenger locator form.

   
Portugal Madeira is on the green watchlist and at risk of moving to amber.
The Azores is on the green list.
If you have an EU digital COVID vaccination certificate showing you have been fully vaccinated with an EU approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before you travel, or an EU COVID recovery certificate showing you have recovered from COVID-19 no less than 11 days and no more than 180 days of when you are due to travel.

You do not need to have a COVID-19 test to enter Portugal. Be prepared to show a digital or paper copy of your COVID vaccination or recovery certificate when you check-in for your flight, and complete an online passenger locator card

You will be subject to health screening on arrival. If your temperature is 38ºC or over or you show signs of being unwell, you may be required to take a COVID-19 test and remain at the airport until you receive your test result.

       
Qatar Transit is possible via Qatar but entry to the country is limited to residents - the UK is currently on Qatar's red list.

Passengers who can enter must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued by a testing center approved by the local government.

   

Passengers must register at https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa/ at least 12 hours before arrival.

   
Romania  

You are exempt from quarantine if you fall into one of these categories:individuals who have completed a full course of vaccination at least ten days before arriving in Romania
individuals confirmed positive with COVID-19 in the last 180 days prior to entry into Romania, and for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry into the country
children aged 6 years or younger
children over 6 years and under 16 have to present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, performed no later than 72 hours before boarding.

 

Mandatory quarantine for anyone unvaccinated for 14 days.

  None required  
Russia Temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked.

The Russian authorities no longer require travellers arriving from the UK to observe a 14 day quarantine period.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast

North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)

In addition and for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all travel to:

within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts

Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai

Saint Lucia   All travellers must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival to St Lucia which can be found on the St Lucia COVID-19 page. Reservations for either a Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property must be confirmed before travel.

Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. All travellers must provide certified proof of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 test taken five days or less before travel to St Lucia. Passengers will be refused boarding if they do not have proof of a negative test. You will need to check with an accredited healthcare provider in the UK or your country you are travelling from for PCR testing options.
All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. All passengers will advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and, except those from the Travel Bubble, arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified property or Government operated quarantine facility.

Persons who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to go into quarantine on arrival. All international visitors must stay at a COVID-certified property for 14 days and you can't leave unless you are fully vaccinated 14 days before arrival or are on an excursion arranged by the hotel.

     
Samoa

Samoa’s international borders are currently closed under an ongoing State of Emergency, unless approved by the Samoan government due to exceptional circumstances, e.g. repatriation. All international cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry into Samoa.

           
San Marino

You will need to travel through Italy in order to enter San Marino so see the Italy advice above. 

           
Sao Tome and Principe There are currently no restrictions on UK nationals entering São Tomé and Principe.

All air passengers arriving in São Tomé and Principe are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the 72 hours prior to their arrival.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of São Tomé and Principe based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Saudi Arabia In response to the spread of a new strain of COVID-19, entry into Saudi Arabia from 13 countries (Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam) is restricted to residents of Saudi Arabia who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine within Saudi Arabia prior to their travel. Health workers, diplomats and Saudi nationals, and their families are exempt from the restriction but may still be required to complete a period of home quarantine and PCR tests on arrival. Check full details on the Saudia website. For all other travellers, including those who have visited or transited through one of the countries listed above in the 14 days prior to entering Saudi Arabia, travel to Saudi Arabia from these countries remains suspended.

All travellers are required to provide a negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory that does not exceed 72 hours from the time the test is undertaken until departure to the Kingdom.

 

All unvaccinated passengers arriving into the Kingdom from all other countries will be subject to seven days’ institutional quarantine.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to within 10km of the border with Yemen
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:
areas between 10km and 80km from the border with Yemen
Abha International Airport and its grounds, located in Asir province
If you’re currently in an area where the FCDO advise against all but essential travel, you should consider whether you have an essential reason to remain. If you don’t, you should leave the area.

Senegal You should check with your airline before travelling. Some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel.

To enter Senegal individuals over two years old must provide a negative PCR test dated no more than five days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation.

   

You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Senegal based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Serbia Serbian borders remain open for entry and exit, subject to any entry requirements currently in place in neighbouring countries.

All visitors to Serbia (with a limited number of exceptions set out below) must have with them a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours of arrival.

         
Singapore Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without prior permission. Visitors are not able to enter Singapore without prior permission from the Singapore government.

If you’re allowed to enter Singapore, you need to:
take a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departing for Singapore
quarantine for 14 days at a government facility if you spent the last 21 days in the UK or most other countries (countries in Singapore’s Category IV). The guidelines vary depending on which country you’re arriving from, so you should check the guide for travellers on the Safe Travel website
have travel insurance of at least S$30,000 (£16,100) covering COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment

  IEveryone granted permission to enter Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and arrivals from most destinations will be issued with a ‘Stay at Home Notice’ (SHN) for 14 days.
Everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will need by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The tags are about the size of a watch and are worn on the wrist.
You must submit an online health declaration in advance of your arrival None required  
Slovakia Entry is now permitted for fully vaccinated travellers from the UK.

You must also be able to show a negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours, regardless of your vaccination status. Children under 12 do not need to show a negative PCR test result.

  If not fully vaccinated expect to quarantine for 14 days, although this can be shortened with a test from day five onwards. All air passengers must complete the Slovak government’s Passenger Locator Form, in addition to the Ehranica form. None required  
Slovenia  

You must show one of the following on arrival:PCR test not older than 72 hours.
Rapid Antigen Test not older than 48 hours.
Positive PCR test that is older than 10 days but not older than 6 months, confirming the traveller has had Covid-19 and not more than 6 months have passed since the first symptoms.
Proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

  If you cannot submit the correct documents you will have to quarantine at home for 10 days or prove you have a 10-day hotel stay. Quarantine can be ended with a negative PCR test on day five. Anyone entering Slovenia via an airport or a ferry terminal will be required to complete a Digital Passenger Locator Form 24 hours before arrival to Slovenia None required  
Solomon Islands All non-Solomon Island citizens must receive prior authorisation from the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office before being granted permission to enter the country.

The Solomon Islands designate other countries as being ‘Low Risk’, ‘ ‘High Risk’ or ‘Restricted” The UK is designated as Restricted. Prospective travellers who are currently in a Restricted country also become eligible to enter Solomon Islands after spending at least the 14 days prior to travel in a Low/High risk country.

Passengers from Restricted countries will not be accepted for travel unless they are a Solomon Island citizen or can satisfactorily demonstrate that they have completed the prescribed course of a COVID vaccine at least 4 weeks prior to travel.

 

Quarantine in Honiara will be 21 days.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Solomon Islands based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has restricted access and visitor permits are required. For visitors staying up to 3 days there is a basic fee of £130.

        None required  
South Korea Travellers need to obtain a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter South Korea visa-free. All foreign nationals arriving in South Korea are required to provide a negative PCR test declaration, issued within 72 hours prior to departure. To enter Solomon Islands from High Risk countries (including Restricted countries for eligible fully vaccinated travellers) passengers must undertake three COVID-19 PCR prior to flight departure and negative test results are required:

First Test - 18-21 days prior to departure - results to be sent to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
Second Test - 8-11 days prior to departure - results to be sent with your Pre-Departure Form to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
Third Test - no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure - results to be sent to NHEOC_REPAT@moh.gov.sb
All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are also required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) after entering South Korea. If you are not resident in South Korea, you will be taken for testing and must remain at the testing facility until a negative result has been secured.

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can apply for a ‘quarantine exemption’ which allows you to bypass quarantine when entering South Korea. The process of applying for a quarantine exemption varies depending on where you were vaccinated and the purpose of your travel. Quarantine is mandatory if you do not have a quarantine exemption. Korean nationals and long-term foreign visitors with an Alien Registration Card and Korean residence may self-quarantine at home for 14 days. All other foreign short-term travellers must quarantine at a government-designated facility for 14 days.

     
South Sudan  

To enter South Sudan, you must have a certificate showing you are free from coronavirus, issued no more than 96 hours ahead of your journey, and endorsed by a reputable medical provider

  Travellers are exempt from quarantine if they have documentation of full COVID-19 vaccination (completed at least two weeks before travelling) or evidence of a positive PCR test result within the 6 months prior to travelling.

South Sudan will only accept the UK’s letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. T

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to South Sudan.

If you choose to travel to South Sudan against FCDO advice, exercise caution and vigilance at all times and avoid any travel during the hours of darkness. You should make sure you have comprehensive contingency plans that don’t rely on support from the Embassy, including a stock of essential supplies and up-to-date travel documents and visas.

Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)

Please note there is an ongoing volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma. 

The Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry a pre-travel declaration form and one of the following:
a negative COVID-19 test;
or proof of vaccination.

   

All passengers (including children under 12 years old) travelling by air or sea must complete and sign an online Health Control Form no more than 48 hours prior to travel.

   
Sri Lanka

There is a high risk of changes to flights and airport operations at short notice. A nationwide lockdown has been imposed until 1 October.
From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Sri Lanka will move to the amber list for entering England.

  All travellers, including fully vaccinated travellers, must undergo an ‘On Arrival COVID-19 PCR’ test (Day One) while staying at a Quarantine Hotel/ Center/ Safe & Secure Certified Level One Hotel

Travellers who aren't vaccinated or only partially vaccinated must undergo mandatory quarantine of 14 days.

   

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Sri Lanka based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

St Helena

Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before travelling

   

Compulsory quarantine for 10 days with testing on arrival and at the end of quarantine.

  None required  
St Kitts and Nevis British Airways flights between the UK and St Kitts & Nevis are currently suspended.

Only fully vaccinated travellers are permitted to enter St Kitts and Nevis. Travellers will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test 24-72 hours prior to arrival from a CLIA/CDC/UKAS approved lab accredited with ISO/IEO 17025 standard. On receiving a negative result, travellers should visit https://www.knatravelform.kn/, complete the embarkation form and upload their test results and evidence of vaccination.

  Travellers will be required to “Vacation in Place” at a Travel Approved hotel for at least five days. Whilst in this quarantine, visitors will be allowed to move freely around their hotel. The list of approved hotels can be found on the St Kitts Tourism travel requirements page. Travellers will be able to take a PCR test at their approved hotel four days after arrival (cost $US150 for non-nationals, $US for nationals). On receipt of a negative test result, travellers will be free from quarantine and will be able to visit attractions and travel around St Kitts and Nevis normally. On receiving a negative PCR result, travellers should visit https://www.knatravelform.kn/, complete the embarkation form and upload their test results and evidence of vaccination.

All departing travellers are required to submit a negative PCR test result, with the test taken 48-72 hours prior to departure. This is regardless of your destination. Cost for non-nationals is $US150 (£108).

 
St Maarten  

All travellers to St Maarten are required to present a negative PCR test result of a test taken within 72 hours before departure and to complete and submit the health declaration form 72 hours prior to travel.

 

Anyone entering St Maarten who has been in the UK in the 14 days before their arrival will be subject to 14 days of compulsory self-monitoring.

     
St Martin and St Barthélemy

Entry into St Martin & St Barthélemy is restricted at present. Arrivals may also be required to self-isolate for seven days, before taking another PCR test. For further information, please see the local Prefecture website.

     

Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

   

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for St Pierre & Miquelon. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

   

To enter St Pierre & Miquelon travellers will also need to produce an ‘attestation’ and self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

   
St Vincent and the Grenadines There are no direct commercial flights from the UK to St Vincent and the Grenadines. As transit country (eg Barbados) entry requirements may well be different to those of St Vincent and the Grenadines, you are advised to check and respect the requirements of the country through which you are transiting en route to St Vincent and the Grenadines before you travel.

Consult the St Vincent and the Grenadines’ entry protocol documents for the full and latest information. The protocol for vaccinated travellers can be found here.

         
Sweden The Swedish government has imposed an entry ban on travel from the UK to Sweden.

If you are travelling from the UK, you will need both:

Proof you are exempt from the current travel ban. See the Swedish Police website for further details

A valid test taken in the last 48 hours or proof you are exempt from the testing requirements. See the Swedish Police website for further details.

         
Switzerland You are eligible to enter Switzerland for any travel purpose if you are fully vaccinated and can show adequate proof. If you're not vaccinated you can only enter if you're a citizen or resident, an EU national, with a D visa, G permit, or if you hold a laissez passer.
From 13 September proof of vaccination will be required for indoor venues including bars and restaurants, the NHS COVID Certificate is accepted.

All travellers flying to Switzerland must possess either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery in the last six months or a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure. Negative PCR tests (not older than 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours) are accepted. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from testing.
A negative test isn't enough, you must show proof of vaccination to enter. If you're not vaccinated then you will have to take a second test between four and seven days after arrival.

 

Travellers eligible to enter Switzerland no longer have to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland, as long as they can provide a negative PCR test.

  None required  
Syria

If you choose to travel to Syria against FCDO advice, you will need to get a visa and security clearance before you travel. Some routes into and out of Syria are totally or partially closed.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to Syria. British nationals in Syria should leave by any practical means.

Taiwan

Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, international students, foreign professors and researchers and on humanitarian grounds.

        None required  
Tajikistan   Travellers arriving in Tajikistan must provide confirmation of a negative PCR test, issued within 72 hours of arrival. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR swab test. Travellers arriving in Tajikistan will be screened and be required to have a PCR test on arrival.

Travellers entering Tajikistan are not currently subject to quarantine but are required to self-isolate for at least three days upon arrival; this may be subject to change.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Tajikistan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The Azores  

With the exception of children up to and including the age of 12, all travellers must take a RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure and upload their negative test result on to the passenger questionnaire; or
download their EU digital vaccination or recovery certificate

    All travellers, including children, must complete and submit a passenger questionnaire. None required  
The Bahamas Different rules apply to residents and visitors, fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers and different age groups. To be granted a visa all travellers over two years old need to submit either a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test certificate (unvaccinated travellers over 12 years old) or a Rapid Antigen test (vaccinated travellers and children aged 2 to 11) prior to arrival. The test must have been taken within 5 days prior to the date of arrival. An email response will be provided once the application is completed, followed by an approval or denial of the health visa. This confirmation must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas. You should allow 72 hours to process. A fee may be payable for certain categories of unvaccinated traveller.

Health screening and social distancing measures are in effect at all international and domestic airports.

 

All travellers must submit a Bahamas Travel Health Visa Trip application. The health visa application is available from The Bahamas travel page.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of The Bahamas based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The Gambia Commercial flights to and from The Gambia remain very limited. A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive. Additional surveillance and detection mechanisms have been put in place at Banjul International Airport and various points of entry along The Gambia’s border.

Failure to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before you arrive in The Gambia to Ministry of Health officials or a positive test on arrival will result in you being tested and quarantined for 14 days at your own cost.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of The Gambia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

  All travellers arriving from abroad will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to departure to Israel.

All travellers of all ages arriving in Israel, including those who have been vaccinated or recovered, must take a COVID-19 (PCR) tests on arrival in Israel, at their own expense. You can make the payment after you submit the entry statement form prior to traveling to Israel. Payment in advance is at a reduced price. Only PCR tests are admissible.

 

All incoming passengers must also complete an online entry statement form within the 24 hours prior to departure to Israel. Foreign nationals must have an entry permit issued by the Population and Immigration Authority.

 

The FCDO advises against all travel to:
Gaza
the Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar and within 500m of the border with Lebanon (the ‘Blue Line’) east of Metula, including the northern edge of the town
east of Route 98 along the Syrian border
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (beyond East Jerusalem) based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Timor-Leste

The Government of Timor-Leste has extended its State of Emergency until 29 September 2021. During this period, airports, ports and land borders will remain closed as there continues to be a significant number of COVID infections in the country.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Timor-Leste based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Togo   All passengers arriving in Togo must have a negative PCR test result dated no more than seven days before departure. In addition, at least 24 hours before arrival all travellers must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website) to be taken on arrival at Eyadema Gnassingbe International Airport. The cost of the test is CFA 25,000 payable by credit/debit card or mobile money. You will need a print-out of the electronic receipt to be allowed to board the aircraft.

The COVID-19 PCR test will be carried out on arrival at Lomé international airport. At the airport you must download the Togo Safe application, which will allow you to specify the location where you will self-isolate. This application is available from App stores. Test results should arrive within 24 to 48 hours. However, you will be required to mandatory quarantine at a hotel, allocated by the authorities on arrival at your own cost for three days.

  All travellers departing Togo must complete an online immigration and health form and pay for a COVID-19 test (on the same website). Travellers must take a PCR test within three days before their departure.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to within 5km of the border with Burkina Faso.
The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Togo based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Tonga

Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals, except if authorisation is granted by the relevant Tongan government authorities.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Tonga based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Turkey From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Turkey will move to the amber list for entering England. Passengers arriving from UK, Iran, Egypt or Singapore will require a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving in Turkey. This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country.

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Arrivals may be subject to random PCR testing on arrival.
Passengers from the UK require a negative PCR test, within 72 hours of arrival, to enter Turkey.

 

All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel

 

The FCDO advise against all travel to:

areas within 10 km of the border with Syria, except the city of Kilis (see below)
The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to:

all other areas of Sirnak, Kilis (including Kilis city) and Hatay provinces
the provinces of Diyarbakir, Tunceli and Hakkari

Turkmenistan All international scheduled commercial flights to and from Turkmenistan have been suspended.

At present, entry to Turkmenistan is prohibited except for Turkmen nationals and accredited diplomats, permanently registered foreigners and some employees of international companies and organisations.

Everyone arriving into the country is tested for COVID-19. Regardless of whether the test is positive or negative, all arrivals will be placed into quarantine for 21 days. If, however, you can provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, you may remain at your place of residence (under the supervision of a local doctor) for seven days.

       

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Turkmenistan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Turks and Caicos Islands Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

All travellers to Turks & Caicos aged 16 and above must be fully vaccinated. All travellers aged 10 and above (including those fully vaccinated) will be required to upload on to the TCI Assured Portal, one of the following professionally administered test results:Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests result (RT-PCR);
Nucleic Acid Amplification test result (NAA);
RNA or molecular test results; or
an Antigen test result

    Anyone arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands is required to obtain pre-travel authorisation via the Turks and Caicos Islands Assured Portal. None requ

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Tuvalu

There are currently no commercial flights to Tuvalu and the borders are closed to all non-nationals/residents.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Tuvalu based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Ukraine Coronavirus measures are in place until 1 October, but are likely to be extended further.
Ukraine is operating a colour-coded adaptive quarantine system on a regional (oblasts and Kyiv city) basis. Some oblasts and cities have imposed additional measures beyond their official “zone” and these measures may be imposed, and change, at short notice. You should check which restrictions apply to the places you intend to visit.

Upon arrival, all non-exempt foreign nationals are required to provide proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 observation and treatment for the duration of their stay. Insurance must be purchased from a company registered in Ukraine or a foreign company that has a representative office or an insurance partner in Ukraine.

All non-exempt foreign nationals, in addition to their health insurance policy, must have:a document confirming receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination with WHO-approved vaccines – which Ukraine lists as Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, Covishield and SKBio), Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm and CoronaVac, or one of:
a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken no more than 72 hours before entry, or;
a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entry.
The requirement for proof of vaccination or a negative test does not apply to children under 12.

 

Foreign nationals and Ukrainian citizens with a valid certificate of vaccination that meets Ukrainian requirements will not have to self-isolate on arrival in Ukraine. You do not need to self-isolate if you leave the country within 72 hours. During the first 72 hours after arrival (unless travelling from India or Russia), you can take a PCR or Rapid Antigen test. If you test negative for COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate.

     
United Arab Emirates (UAE incuding Abu Dhabi) Further information about what visitors need to do before they travel and what will happen on arrival in Dubai is available on the Government of Dubai website including information about testing before departure, on arrival and quarantine. Passenger cruises are currently not allowed to dock in the UAE Residents, tourists and visitors travelling from or through the UK and arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test before departure and present the certificate at check in. These need to be taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure for arrivals to Dubai and no more than 48 hours prior to departure for arrivals to Abu Dhabi.
In all circumstances, the test must be a COVID-19 PCR swab test. Other test results including antibody tests are not accepted.
Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival. All vaccinated visitors can travel quarantine-free to Abu Dhabi. Vaccines must be on the list of World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccines.
Travellers arriving in Dubai may be required to undertake a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.

If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation for at least 10 days.

 

Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Visitors to Dubai will also have to register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.
Visitors must have international health insurance before travelling.
For Abu Dhuabi, you should fill out the ICA form here.

   
United States (USA)

It is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, China, South Africa or India within the previous 14 days. Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. You should consult the US State Department website to determine which you will need.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the US territories of American Samoa and Guam based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. However, the FCDO is not advising against travel to the 50 states of the US, Washington, DC, or the US territories of Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Uzbekistan The UK is currently categorised as Red due to the high number of COVID cases. This categorisation is subject to constant review and can change at short notice. British nationals can only enter Uzbekistan providing they have a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for Coronavirus no more than 72 hours before their arrival into the Country, including passengers who have vaccinated. British passport holders can enter Uzbekistan for stays of up to 30 days without requiring a visa. Passengers may also be subject to temperature checks on arrival into the country. Passengers travelling or arriving from any Red or Yellow category countries, which currently includes the UK, are subject to a mandatory period of 14 days self-isolation on arrival. Tourists arriving to Uzbekistan from the UK on an organised tour can be exempt from the mandatory 14 days self-isolation requirement on arrival if they are issued with a special exemption voucher. British Nationals should seek advice from their Travel Agent before making any travel arrangements. No track and trace app is currently available. However, all visitors arriving into the country are registered by Uzbek Authorities. All persons departing Uzbekistan by air are required to undergo temperature checks.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Uzbekistan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Vanuatu Borders are closed to non-residents.          

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Vanuatu based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Vatican City

See Italy for the latest border information

           
Vietnam

Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers.

           

Wallis and Futuna

    Travellers must fill in a travel certificate (or “attestation”) (available here). All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Wallis and Futuna. The test is obligatory and the traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking. You may be subject to a period of quarantine upon arrival. Please see the website of the local Prefecture for further details.

It is also necessary to register with the Cellule d’Organisation des Vols (COV) before travelling to Wallis and Futuna. Further information is available on the website of the local Prefecture.

   
Western Sahara  

There are no specific COVID requirements. However, travel is restricted and while organised groups are generally permitted, independent travellers should be aware that they could be turned back at the border.

       

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Western Sahara based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
In addition and for security reasons FCDO advises against all travel to:
areas of Western Sahara within 30km north/west of the Berm
areas of Western Sahara south/east of the Berm

Yemen  

The majority of land, sea and air ports are closed until further notice, with only very limited international flights taking place.

 

All travellers arriving into Yemen are required to enter quarantine facilities for 14 days.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to Yemen. This includes the mainland and all islands. If you’re in Yemen, you should leave immediately. If you choose to remain in Yemen, you should minimise movement around the country and within cities and towns, monitor developments in the local security situation and follow other precautions in this travel advice.

 

 

Red list rules

You must follow these steps even if you have been fully vaccinated and continue to apply after the changes on 4 October 2021.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.

Before you travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

Step 1: take a COVID-19 test – you must take the test in the three days before you travel to England

Step 2: book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests. The cost for this is at least £2,285, with additional costs for other adults and children.

Step 3: complete a passenger locator form

When you arrive in England

When you arrive in England you must:

quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests

Red list countries (A to Z)

COUNTRY ESSENTIAL THINGS TO KNOW PRE-DEPARTURE REQUIREMENTS? TESTING ON ARRIVAL? QUARANTINE? ANY FORMS? DEPARTURE TEST? FCDO STATUS
Afghanistan No commercial flights available.
If you are a British national and need to speak to a consular officer, call the FCDO on +44 (0) 1908 516666 (or 01908 516666 in the UK).
N/A N/A N/A N/A  

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to Afghanistan. You should not travel to Afghanistan.

Angola Angola has banned entry to arrivals from Brazil and India. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test completed 72 hours before travel Air passengers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test immediately on disembarking the plane. Passengers who can show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination (ie two doses) and who test negative on disembarkation will be exempt from quarantine on arrival.
All other passengers will need to undertake compulsory self-quarantine for at least seven days once tested for COVID-19 on arrival. If you test negative, returning residents can quarantine in their own homes. Non-resident essential workers have to quarantine in a government or government-approved facility. You must spend at least 7 days in quarantine before being tested.

This form, 72 hours before travel.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:the province of Cabinda (but not including Cabinda city)
within 1km of the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lunda Norte province, except at official border crossings and their access roads.
the remainder of Angola based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Argentina Argentina’s borders are closed to non-resident foreign nationals. Some exceptions apply to this rule. Exemptions based on humanitarian grounds may be granted by the Argentine Migrations Office. N/A N/A N/A N/A  

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Argentina based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Bolivia N/A Negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before flying Tourists must show proof of medical insurance that will cover the cost of treatment.

On arrival you must quarantine for 10 days, and pay for a PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Bolivia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Botswana N/A Negative COVID-19 PCR test performed no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival. All travellers, including children, will be required to undergo an additional cost-free COVID-19 test to gain entry to Botswana.

You will have to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for self-monitoring.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Botswana based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Brazil Brazil has temporarily suspended all direct flights from or via the UK, and has temporarily suspended permission for foreigners who have been in the UK during the previous 14 days to board flights to Brazil Anyone travelling to Brazil by air needs to present evidence of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of boarding in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Children under the age of two are exempt from the requirement to present a negative test. Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by adult(s) who have proof of a negative test are also exempt. N/A N/A

All travellers to Brazil are required to complete a Travelers Health Declaration form within 72 hours of boarding.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Brazil based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Burundi Flights are at a reduced capacity Proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours Book a COVID tests through the Ministry of Health. Tests costs US $100, which will need to be paid in cash on arrival.

Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Burundi based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Cape Verde N/A You’ll need a COVID certificate or a COVID-19 RT PCR nasal swab test or an antigen test (Ag-RDT) to enter Cape Verde. The test has to be done in the last 72 hours before travel. Temperature screening on arrival N/A

1) The Airport Security Tax Form (TSA) on the EASE website and pay 3,400 escudos (approximately £30). This does not apply to visitors under 2 years of age or those who are normally resident in Cape Verde. (See Visas). If you’re travelling with a tour operator, check whether the cost of the TSA is included in your package.
2) an International Travel Form on the Covid19.cv website.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Cape Verde based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Chile You can only enter if you're: a Chilean national or a resident foreign national; or a non-resident foreign national only if you
hold a Special Entry Permit (Salvoconducto) issued by a Chilean Consulate, or you fall into one of the ‘exceptions’ listed in Decree 102.

Negative PCR test SARS-COV-2 (rapid and antigen tests are not acceptable), taken not more than 72 hours before boarding the final flight into Santiago. Children under 2 years old are exempt.

  Mandatory 10-day quarantine from arrival date (for arrivals until 31 August). From 1 September, this quarantine period will be reduced to 7 days

An Affidavit (Declaración Jurada), completed up to 48 hours before boarding . This will generate a QR-code by separate email, which must be shown at entry. Health authorities at Santiago Airport may require completion of a follow-up email form for 14 days from the arrival date. See Coronavirus.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Chile based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Colombia    

Surgical masks must be used by all passengers above 2 years of age throughout the journey, from entering the air terminal, during the flight and at the port of arrival.

 

Between 24 hours and 1 hour before departure, you must fill out the ‘Check-Mig’ form, available on the Migración Colombia website. You will receive a confirmation email that you will need to present upon arrival in Colombia

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Colombia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. In addition there are a number of specific areas it advises against, check here for more details

Congo (Democratic Republic)

  Negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test taken within 72 hours upon entry. PCR COVID-19 test at the airport upon arrival Passengers who do not present a negative COVID-19 test upon entry will undertake a COVID-19 test at the airport, and need to self-isolate for 14 days, pending the results.

Prior to boarding in the country of departure, to register online at on the National Institute of Biomedical Research website to obtain a QR code to be presented on arrival at the sampling centre at the airport. Registration requires you to upload a photo of your passport and a copy of your ticket. The cost of the test is around US$45, payable online, or on arrival (in cash).Travellers aged 11 and above must also pay $45 USD for a mandatory test on arrival.

 

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the Republic of the Congo based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. There are also some specific areas to avoid additionally, check here for more.

Costa Rica Borders have been open since November 2020 None required Visitors under 18 years, and visitors over 18 years who have been double-vaccinated with an approved vaccine more than 14 days previously, may enter without mandatory insurance. All others will need to buy insurance with specific cover requirements. None required The Health Pass which you can complete here. None required

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Costa Rica based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Cuba   Everyone travelling to Cuba must have a certified proof of a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel at an accredited testing centre in the UK or the country you are travelling from. PCR test on arrival Tourists are allowed to go to their hotels after airport testing. Cuban nationals and non-residents not arriving by holiday charter flights will have to stay at an isolation centre.

Everyone has to complete a Health Declaration (with the address of where they will be staying).

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Cuba based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Dominican Republic

  Passengers arriving from the UK, or who have spent time in the UK in the preceding 14 days, will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival, or a vaccination card demonstrating a final dose administered no fewer than three weeks before their arrival. Temperature screening; additional PCR or breath testing may be required None required

You will need to complete this form when entering and leaving the Dominican Republic

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Dominican Republic based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Ecuador Separate entry requirements are need for the Galápagos Islands. You must present a negative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) qualitative test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in the country. Anyone who has had their full COVID-19 vaccination (i.e. both doses for those vaccinations which consist of two doses), received at least 14 days prior the flight date, can present their vaccination card, or its equivalent, instead of the above negative RT-PCR. Testing only required if you're displaying symptoms Only passengers who test positive in the antigen test taken at the airport will need to self-isolate for 10 days,

A health declaration form with your itinerary and local contact details on arrival.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) continues to advise against all travel to within the 20km exclusion zone along the border with Colombia, except for the official border crossing town of Tulcan in Carchi province

Eritrea

Eritrea’s land borders are closed. Some international flights have resumed, including Egyptair, Fly Dubai, TARCO, and Turkish Airlines. Options for leaving Eritrea remain limited. Check with your airline before you travel.

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to f Eritrea based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. There is some specific advice about land borders with Sudan and Ethiopia, see more here.

Eswatini The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Eswatini based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 72 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry. Upon arriving in Eswatini, you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked about your country of origin and any transit stops

You may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days, or isolation as advised by the port health officers

  You must be able to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result when exiting the country

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Eswatini based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Ethiopia Ethiopian authorities have now resumed the eVisa service but the visas-on-arrival service remains temporarily suspended. Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test result issued within the previous 120 hours (five days). Additional screening may include temperature measurements, completing a health screening questionnaire and answering questions from health officials. Arrivals must then complete seven days mandatory self-quarantine.

Validate your COVID-19 RT PCR test via the Africa Union Trusted Travel or UNDP Global Haven systems (you will need to register an account on one of these sites). These systems will generate a digital Trusted Travel reference code for your test, which should be presented upon request.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to some parts of the country, more details here. The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to much of Ethiopia too.

French Guiana Travellers must prove that entry is for essential reasons.

You may also need to request permission from the Prefecture in order to enter. The form for requesting permission is available on the Prefecture’s website. All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for French Guiana.

  Quarantine may be requested

This form found here.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of French Guiana based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Georgia .

Entry by air is either by proof of a vaccination course or proof of COVID infection within the previous 100 days and having the first jab in a two-dose vaccination process.
Arrivals by land and sea also have to present a negative PCR test.
Unvaccinated travellers must travel only by air, submit a travel history in advance, present a negative PCR test on arrival and take a further PCR test on day three.

 

Mandatory 14-day quarantine is imposed on anyone who has been in India in the previous 14-day period.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Georgia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. In addition, for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all travel to the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and against all but essential travel to areas immediately adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Lines with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Guyana The Governments of Brazil and Suriname have both announced the closure of borders with neighbouring countries, including Guyana. There is no exit/entry available to Venezuela. Passengers arriving into Guyana must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within seven days prior to their arrival.

Passengers with tests within four to seven days prior to arrival in Guyana will be subjected to a second PCR test at the point of entry but will be allowed to self-isolate in their hotel or home until a negative result is obtained.

     

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Guyana based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Haiti Check with your airline before flying. After an earthquake on 14 August parts of the country are inaccessible

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding flights. This may be may be either an Antigen or PCR test, and must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding.

  You may be asked to self isolate for 14 days in your own accommodation.

ou will be required to complete a health declaration form on the flight, including contact and location information in Haiti, and present it to immigration authorities upon arrival.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Haiti due to the volatile security situation and the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Indonesia All non-Indonesian travellers are prohibited from entering Indonesia, You should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Indonesia with your travel agent/airline and the Indonesian Embassy. This can be done by contacting the Consular Section of the Indonesian Embassy on: consular@indonesianembassy.org.uk.
Emergency public activity restrictions are in place until 20 September.

You must be in possession of a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test (swab test) result, which can be checked by a QR code or barcode. Your certificate must be issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to your departure for Indonesia. The certificate must be in English

Or you can present evidence of having received two full doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

  On arrival, you will need to undergo further COVID-19 swab tests on days 1 and 7 and quarantine at your own expense in a designated hotel for a period of 8 days.

You are required to complete the Indonesian eHAC registration and be able to produce the QR code generated on arrival in Indonesia for inspection. Indonesia has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.
Travellers are required to install the Peduli Lindungi app, proof of vaccination, in the form of a vaccination certificate showing at least 1 COVID-19 vaccination having been administered

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to: within 4 km of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali; within 7 km of the Mount Sinabung crater in Kalo Regency, North Sumatra, both due to volcanic activity. The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remainder of Indonesia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Kenya From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Kenya will move to the amber list for entering England.
Valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.

Valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. Children under the age of five are exempt from this requirement.

  Self-isolation for seven days upon arrival and must take a PCR test four days after arrival. Arrivals will then be expected to self-monitor and report daily to the "Jitenge" app for their first 14 days in Kenya.

Complete the form here: https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ or you can download the Android-only "Jitenge" app to generate the necessary QR code.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to most of Kenya, although some specific advice about some areas including the area near the Kenya-Somali border.

Lesotho   A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours is required for entry. Everyone entering Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus. Only if showing symptoms

You will be required to provide details of where you are

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Lesotho based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Malawi Malawi's borders have reopened to non-residents. The best source of information on COVID regulations is at Malawi's Facebook page. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your arrival.

You may also be tested for COVID-19 on arrival at your own expense.

    Anyone departing Malawi needs to provide a valid “Travel Certificate” to immigration showing that a negative COVID-19 test has been taken at any of the five government-designated testing centres within 72 hours of departure.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Malawi, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mayotte Travel to Mayotte is severely restricted until further notice. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for urgent family/work reasons will be allowed to enter, and they will be expected to fill in a travel certificate (available here)

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Mayotte.

  Travellers will also be required to self-isolate for seven days on arrival

Travellers may also need to produce a self-certified document affirming that they have no COVID symptoms and that to their knowledge they have not been in contact with any person confirmed positive within the last 14 days.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Mayotte based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mexico   None required None required None required

An immigration form either when you arrive (forms are available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico) or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website. Due to the requirements of the online system, the advance option is only possible if your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your intended date of entry to Mexico.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Mexico based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mongolia

It is currently not possible for British nationals without long-stay visas, residence permits or business visas for Mongolia to enter Mongolia. Click here for information on flights leaving Mongolia.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Mongolia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Montenegro There are currently no direct commercial flights operating between the UK and Montenegro.

British citizens can enter Montenegro across all border crossings with at least one of the following:
a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel
a negative rapid antigen test recognised by the
European Commission issued by an authorised laboratory and taken within 48 hours of the time of entering Montenegro
a positive PCR test or rapid antigen test issued by a registered laboratory, which is older than 14 days and not older than 90 days from the day of arrival at the Montenegrin border, demonstrating recovery from COVID-19 infection
proof of having received either one or two doses of a vaccine against COVID-19
Children under the age of 18 do not require a test or proof of vaccination.

  None required None required None required

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Montenegro based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Mozambique   Travellers presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test are exempt from the quarantine regime regardless of whether they have been fully vaccinated. The test must have been issued in the departure country, within 72 hours prior to the time of arrival, even if they hold proof of vaccination. Testing for COVID-19 may be required on arrival in Mozambique, at your expense. Anyone testing positive, or in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Anyone who does not present a negative COVID-19 test will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

All arriving passengers are required to provide their contact details to the Mozambican authorities.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to some areas and all but essential travel to the remained of Mozambique

Myanmar

Residents of the United Kingdom, or those who have visited the United Kingdom within the previous 14 days, are currently unable to enter Myanmar. Commerical flights are banned until the end of September.

         

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Myanmar, based on recent political events and the current assessment of the COVID-19 risk.

Namibia A nationwide curfew is in place from 11pm to 4am daily until at least 15 October.

A negative COVID-19 test taken in the country of departure. The test result must not be older than 7 days (calculated from the date that the sample for testing was taken) at the time of entry into Namibia. This requirement also applies to anyone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Permanent residents do not need to provide a negative test on arrival but in that case will have to quarantine for seven days.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Namibia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Nepal At present, it may not be possible to get a visa on arrival.

A certificate showing a negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, taken within 72 hours of flight of first departure or a complete vaccination against COVID-19. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’); a visa or prior approval document; a hotel booking that allows at least ten days’ quarantine in Nepal (if not vaccinated; a travel insurance document which covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of your travel.

       

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Nepal based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Oman At present, it may not be possible to get a visa on arrival in Oman. From 4am on Wednesday 22 September Oman will move to the amber list for entering England. From 1 September 2021 to enter you must: present a certificate with QR code confirming you are fully vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Oman. The last dose must have been administered no less than 14 days before your arrival in Oman (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’); present a certificate with QR code confirming a negative PCR test result (for flights shorter than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Oman; for flights longer than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 96 hours before arrival in Oman); before arrival, download the Tarassud+ smartphone application and upload your COVID-19 vaccine certification and PCR test result; have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment. If you do not have evidence of a negative PCR result before arrival in Oman (or your PCR test result does not have a QR code), you will be required to pay for and take a PCR test upon arrival The results of the PCR test undertaken at the airport will be sent to your registered phone (usually within 24 hours). You should self-isolate until you receive the resultYou will also be required (if you are over the age of 16) to wear a tracking bracelet for the period of your self-isolation.

You must have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Oman, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Panama   Entry depends on your vaccination status and where you are travelling from. More information here. Panama will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Travellers coming from, or who have stayed in or transited through a high-risk country within the last 15 days (as identified by the Ministry of Health), who do not have a vaccination certificate (the final dose having been received at least 15 days prior to arrival), are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own cost. You must quarantine for 72 hours. For Panamanian nationals and residents, this can be at their own residence. Foreign travellers must enter a government-sponsored facility or pay for a government-approved hotel themselves. Travellers that have completed the 72-hour quarantine will be required to undergo another COVID-19 Antigen test at a government-approved laboratory.

You will be required to give address details of your accommodation and a contact telephone number. You will also be required to download a tracing application to your smartphone.
An electronic affidavit of good health for all travellers entering the country needs to be filled in upon arrival and is available here:
https://www.panamadigital.gob.pa/RegistroPacoViajero.

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Panama, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Paraguay  

All individuals over the age of 12, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated must take a RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT test within 72 hours before embarkation or an antigen test within 24 hours before embarkation.

  Not required, unless not fully vaccinated in which case at least five days of self-isolation is required.

Fully vaccinated travellers must present a negative test result, fill the online health declaration form, available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website, and upload their vaccination certificate or vaccination card issued by their country’s health authority upon filling the online form, prior to embarkation and arrival to the country

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Paraguay based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Peru The entry of foreign nationals who travel from South Africa or who have stopped over in South Africa in the last 14 calendar days and do not reside in Peru, is banned until at least 19 September.

Passengers need to wear two face masks on flights bound for Peru and must complete an affidavit before travel. Unvaccinated passengers must also have proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR (molecular) test, issued a maximum of 72 hours before the flight departs. A test is not needed for those who have been fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination status (two doses) is required (either hard copy or electronic) and must include the passenger’s ID details.

 

Only if your test is positive.

  There are no testing requirements when you leave.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Peru based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Philippines Tourism visas are not being issued, only nationals and those with existing visa will be able to enter.

A fully vaccinated individual must verify their vaccination certificate prior to departure, and must present it to a Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) representative for re-verification at the Department of Transportation (DOTr) One-Stop Shop upon arrival in the Philippines.

 

All arriving travellers must undergo 14 days of quarantine on arrival, unless they have been fully vaccinated in the Philippines, where a seven day quarantine will apply.

   

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to the Philippines in a few selected areas while for the remainder or the country the FCDO advises against all but essential travel.

Réunion

Travel to Réunion is severely restricted until further notice. Only travellers who can prove that entry is for essential reasons will be allowed to enter.

   

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake a test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure for Réunion.

   

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Réunion based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Rwanda From 2 to 22 September, updated restrictions on travel are in place. All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight).

All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.

  Passenger locator form you can find here All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Rwanda, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Seychelles   All visitors must present a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to departure, and must stay in approved accommodation. Temperature checks None required

A Health Travel Authorisation is required for travellers entering Seychelles by sea.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Seychelles based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Sierra Leone If you intend to travel to Sierra Leone, you must get authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone through the online portal before you travel. To get authorisation to enter you must have:

proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before the departure time of your flight to Sierra Leone;
you should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test;
a pre-departure public health passenger locator form;
and proof of payment for on arrival COVID-19 tests paid for through the portal
From 27 September 2021, all unvaccinated passengers traveling into Sierra Leone will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine at your own cost until you have proof of a negative PCR result.

On arrival at Freetown Lungi International airport, all passengers are required to have both a COVID-19 PCR and RDT test (in addition to the negative test result required to get authorisation to travel to Sierra Leone)

  Before travelling Sierra Leone, you must get authorisation from the Government of Sierra Leone through the online portal. Yes, you must book and pay for it here

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Sierra Leone based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Somalia   A negative COVID-19 negative test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somalia. The rules for Somaliland are different: A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel. If you do not have this evidence on arrival, then you may have to spend 14 days in quarantine at your own expense in a government approved facility.

Temperature checks

    A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for exit from Somalia.

For security reasons the FCDO advises against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland, except the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera where all but essential travel to is advised.

South Africa Level two lockdown restrictions are in place across the country. There is a curfew between 11pm and 4am. You will need a paper copy of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test to border officials. The test must have taken place no more than 72 hours before your departure. It should be conducted by a certified medical practitioner, and should have the name and signature of the practitioner who conducted the test marked clearly on it, as well as the time at which the sample was taken. Temperature checks None required   Temperature checks

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of South Africa based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Sudan Note there are both entry and exit visa requirements

Sudanese nationals are subject to testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) on arrival. All other passengers must possess a certificate confirming a negative result for a test, taken less than 72 hours before arrival.

      The Sudanese Civil Aviation authorities require that you undergo a temperature check before entering the airport

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Sudan based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. There is additional advice for specific areas with more information here.

Suriname

All international borders remain closed with limited flights to and from Suriname via the USA and the Netherlands

         

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Suriname based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Tanzania   All passengers arriving in Tanzania will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate upon arrival. The test should be taken within 72 hours of arrival into Tanzania. All passengers entering Tanzania will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 including a mandatory rapid test. The cost for rapid testing is $25 (US) per traveller which can be paid for through the online Traveller Surveillance Form or in cash on arrival. Only if you test positive on arrival

Complete the form here

 

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to any area within 20km of the Tanzanian border with the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, due to attacks by groups linked with Islamic extremism and the whole of Tanzania based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Thailand

If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.

   

Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are required to complete 14 days’ quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
However, In some areas of Thailand it is possible to complete some or all of the quarantine period without being restricted to an ASQ facility. Schemes include the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus. More information on the Royal Thai Embassy London website.

  You must download the app here.

The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Thailand based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. In addition and for security reasons, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to: Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Southern Songkhla province. This does not include areas north of and including the A43 road between Hat Yai and Sakom, and areas north-west of and including the train line which runs between Hat Yai and Pedang Besar.

Trinidad and Tobago Direct British Airways and Virgin flights between Trinidad and Tobago and the UK remain suspended. Non Nationals who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed entry into Trinidad and Tobago at this time.

All arrivals must present a negative nasal swab (RT-PCR test) taken within 72 hours of arrival.

  Those not fully vaccinated will undergo a 14 day mandatory quarantine

Yes a TTravelPASS

 

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Trinidad and Tobago based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Tunisia  

Travellers from all countries into Tunisia must take a PCR test less than 72 hours before travel and carry dated evidence of a negative result.

  If you are not fully vaccinated you are required to enter mandatory quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days on arrival Yes: find it here  

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel and all but essential travel to some specific areas. Additionally the FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Tunisia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Turkey   Passengers arriving from UK, Iran, Egypt or Singapore will require a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving in Turkey. This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country.

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks. Arrivals may be subject to random PCR testing on arrival.
Passengers from the UK require a negative PCR test, within 72 hours of arrival, to enter Turkey.

 

All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel

 

The FCDO advise against all travel to areas within 10 km of the border with Syria, except the city of Kilis. Additionaly the FCDO advise against all but essential travel to all other areas of Sirnak, Kilis (including Kilis city) and Hatay provinces, the provinces of Diyarbakir, Tunceli and Hakkari, the whole of Turkey based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Uganda Although a visa on arrival service is available, some airlines will not permit you to board without a confirmation that you have a valid visa.
You can apply for a visa at the Ugandan High Commission in London or apply online for an ‘e-visa’. You can find full details of how to apply on the website of the Ugandan High Commission in London.
All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate. Additional PCR test (at their own expense) on arrival at all points of entry including at Entebbe International Airport which costs $65 (US) plus temperature checks.

Only required if you test positive.

  Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Uganda based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Uruguay Only Uruguayan nationals and legal residents are allowed to enter Uruguay.

Some foreigners who need to enter the country under exceptional circumstances will require pre-authorisation from the National Immigration Department.

       

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Uruguay based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

Venezuela   All travellers entering Venezuela must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 48 hours of boarding their incoming flight.

All individuals will be subjected to a further COVID-19 PCR test at port of entry, to be administered by a service provider designated by local health authorities – this PCR test costs USD $60 (United States dollars) and is payable in cash only.

    Medical assessment on departure at airport is likely.

Specific advice advising against all travel is in place. Additionally the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the remaining areas of Venezuela, due to ongoing crime and instability and the COVID-19 risk.

Zambia

Tourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia.

 

Testing for those with a temperature above 38.0 C.

  Form handed out during flight. Yes.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Zambia based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Zimbabwe  

Tourists, residents and citizens entering Zimbabwe must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, issued no more than 48 hours before their departure to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe now requires passengers to use the African Union Trusted Travel process for validating COVID-19 tests All passengers arriving in, departing from, or transiting Zimbabwe should validate a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test via the African Union Trusted Travel or UNDP Global Haven systems you will need to register an account on one of these sites). These systems will generate a digital Trusted Travel reference code for your test, which should be presented upon request.

  On arrival, tourists and non-residents with proof of a valid negative PCR test result should expect to quarantine for 10 days. You could be denied entry without a valid PCR test. You will be required to complete track and trace information on arrival in Zimbabwe. On leaving Zimbabwe, you will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate, issued no more than 48 hours prior to boarding your flight.

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Zimbabwe based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

 

 

How to find pre-departure and day 2 and day 8 tests in the UK

Via the government

You can use the government’s test-finder search page which you’ll find here.

Boots PCR tests

Nationwide chain Boots offers two types of test: pre-departure PCR tests and day 2 and day 8 testing for those returning from green and amber list countries

Testing For All

While loveEXPLORING hasn’t directly used this service we’ve seen colleagues in the travel industry reporting that not-for-profit Testing For All offer a reliable and affordable service. Pre-travel tests cost £79.

Comparison site

There is also an independent COVID-19 PCR testing comparison network here: www.covid19-testing.org

Your questions answered

How long before travel between UK and USA will be allowed?

Unfortunately there is no way to know for certain. There has been no confirmation from either the USA or UK about when the borders will open and dates you might see on social media/online are speculation. As soon as anything is confirmed we will post it here.

Can I transit via the UK?

It is still possible to transit both airside and landside in the UK. You can find more information about the forms needed here.

Further help

You can check the official government advice by country at the FCDO's website here,

For more information about your rights, visit the Citizen’s Advice Bureau website.

For help resolving problems with a flight booking, visit the website of the Civil Aviation Authority.

For questions about travel insurance, contact your insurance provider directly and if you are not happy with their response, you can complain to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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