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This section tells you what you will have to do if you travel to England from a country or territory on the green list. You must only have been in or travelled through a green list country or the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the previous 10 days.

 

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

 

Before travel to England:
 

Before you travel to England you must:
 

 

On arrival in England:
 

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.
 

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

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

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

If you have been in a country or territory on the red or amber list:
 

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.
 

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the amber list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, and have not visited a country on the red list, you must follow the amber list rules.

Read about making a transit stop in an amber or red list country or territory.
 

Countries on the green watchlist or moving to amber:
 

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the green list to the amber or red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.
 

Green list of countries and territories:

 

Australia
Brunei
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Gibraltar
Iceland
Israel and Jerusalem
New Zealand
Singapore
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

 

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man:
 

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.
 

Transit stops in amber or red list countries:
 

When you arrive in England you need to follow the rules for the highest risk country or territory that you have been in or passed through in the previous 10 days. That can include transit stops.
 

A transit stop is a stop where passengers can get on or off the same part of the transport in which you are travelling. It can apply to ships, trains or flights. Your ticket should show if a stop is a transit stop.


The rules of a country or territory that you make a transit stop in could apply if:
 

  • new passengers get on and are able to mix with you
  • you or other passengers get off the transport you are on and mix with other people, then get on again
     

Making a transit stop would not affect what you have to do on arrival in England if, during the stop:
 

  • no new passengers, who are able to mix with you, get on
  • no-one on-board gets off and mixes with people outside
  • passengers get off but do not get back on
     

Private vehicles or coaches travelling through amber or red list countries and territories:
 

If you are travelling to England in a private vehicle, the rules of the countries and territories you drive through apply. For example, if you drive through an amber list country, then you must follow the amber list rules when you arrive in England.
 

This applies whether you stop in the country or territory or not. You need to record the countries and territories you drive through on your passenger locator form.
 

Transiting through airports in England:
 

See what you need to do if you are transiting ‘landside’ or transiting ‘airside’ through England.
 

Job and medical exemptions:
 

Some people are exempt from some or all of the requirements:
 

Travelling abroad from England:
 

You should not travel to amber list or red list countries or territories.
 

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad:
 

People in England who have had a full vaccine course (2 doses) can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for outbound international travel.
 

Other countries or territories determine their own border health rules, which may include COVID-19 vaccination status. Check the entry requirements for your destination before travelling.

Find out:
 

The government is working with the devolved administrations to ensure this facility is available to everyone across the UK.
 

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office travel advice:
 

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice continues to advise against all non-essential travel to some countries and territories. Many other countries have rules in place about who can enter and what you can do when you are there. These rules are not related to which colour list that country is on. Before you travel, you should read:
 

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