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Entry requirements to the UK

The UK authorities have introduced requirements for customers arriving in the country.

Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change on a short notice. As a traveller you are always responsible for ensuring that you fulfill the requirements of your destination and possible transit country. You can find the latest entry restrictions here.

  • You are required to complete an online Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before travelling to, or transiting via,  the UK via this page. This requirement does not apply when you are traveling via UK and remain in the airside transit area of the airport. You can provide the information at the earliest 48 hours before your journey. You need to declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your PLF. You also need to upload confirmation of your booking for the required post-arrival test(s) and possible vaccination information unless you are transiting via the UK to a third country.
  • Please take with you a print or a screenshot of the PLF confirmation document, that you receive via email once you have completed the online PLF-form. You will be required to show the print/screenshot to the airline agent at the gate and to the authorities upon arrival.
  • You are required to hold a negative coronavirus PCR or lateral flow test result taken earliest 2 days before departure to the UK. This requirement applies to all travellers aged of 12 and above who are entering or travelling via the UK to a third country even if you are fully vaccinated. As of 07 January, fully vaccinated customers are not required to present a negative coronavirus pre-travel test result when entering in the U.K. You can find information on the accepted test types and details required in the certificate here and you can find details on the accepted vaccination programs and certificate requirements here.
  • If you are travelling to London, Manchester or Edinburgh (Scotland), you are required to pre-purchase a post-arrival coronavirus PCR-test package from the UK government’s website, and if you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days after you arrive in the UK. Fully vaccinated passengers and some under 18-year-olds, arriving in England from countries not on the red list, can also take a lateral flow test post-arrival test, on or before day 2 after their arrival into the UK. As of 09 January, all fully vaccinated customers will be able to choose to take a lateral flow test instead of PCR-test. Information on possible work-related exemptions to the pre-purchased test package can be found here. If you are exempted from the pre-purchased test package due to your work, you must indicate this in your PLF and you must have documentary evidence of being eligible for an exemption.

  • If you have visited or transited through a red-listed country in the last 10 days, entry restrictions apply. You can read more information here.

  • If you are arriving in the UK from a non-red country and you have not visited or transited in a red country during the last 10 days and you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to self-quarantine or take a day 8 test after arriving in the UK. However, you still need to pre-purchase a post-arrival test for day 2.

Further information

You can find the latest entry restrictions via the destination country's government website, or from the applicable Embassy or Consulate. 

Check your options here, if your travel plans change due to the travel restrictions.

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