PCR TESTING FOR TRAVEL

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Cyprus
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Estonia
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Hungary
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Iraq
Italy
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Japan
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Kuwait
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Lebanon
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Lithuania
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Madagascar
Malaysia
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Marshall Islands
Martinique
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Micronesia
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Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
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Netherlands
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Nicaragua
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Nigeria
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North Macedonia
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Palau
Papua New Guinea
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St Maarten
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St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
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Switzerland
Syria
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States (USA)
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
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Colombia
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Panama
Venezuela
Haiti
Peru

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England

After arrival in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test.

 

You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

You must do these things whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

On arrival in England

If you are fully vaccinated

After arrival in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.

This applies if you’re fully vaccinated under either:

  • the UK vaccination programme

  • the UK vaccine programme overseas

  • an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the USA - not all are recognised in England

 

Find out how to prove you are fully vaccinated, which European countries this applies to and approved vaccination programmes for Europe and the USA.

It also applies if you are:

  • taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK or the USA

  • under 18 and resident in the UK, a UK Overseas Territory, the USA or one of the specified European countries

 

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

If you are not fully vaccinated

If you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules, on arrival 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

Read about the fully vaccinated rules, quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests after arrival in England.

 

If you are in England for less than 10 days, you need to quarantine for the time you are here. You need to book day 2 and day 8 travel tests. You only need to take the tests if you are still in England.

Test to Release scheme

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

What you must do if you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

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.

You must follow these rules even if you have been fully vaccinated.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England you must: