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Requirements When travelling to Britain


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Last updated 19 January 2022

 

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland and the Common Travel Area

 

If you’re travelling to the UK from within the Common Travel Area which comprises the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you do not need to complete a passenger locator form, do not need to take any COVID-19 tests and do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. This applies as long as you have been within the Common Travel Area for the previous 10 days prior to departure. If you have been to a Red list country within the previous 10 days before departure then you need to follow the rules below relating to Red list countries.

 

 

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from Holland and other countries outside of the Common Travel Area

 

If you do not comply with the UK Government requirements to enter the UK as per the below, you will be refused boarding our vessels at check-in.

Before departure check the list of red countries, as the list can change regularly.

Red list passengers
1. Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK
2. Book a managed quarantine package
3. Complete a passenger locator form

You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port of entry and quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.

Other passengers
Travel measures depend on whether you are fully vaccinated or not. Please check gov.uk to find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated

 

Fully vaccinated passengers
1. Pre-travel testing is not required for anyone travelling to England, Wales or Northern Ireland and quarantine is not required. Anyone travelling to Scotland from countries and territories not on the red list must show proof of a negative PCR or LFD pre-departure test, taken no earlier than 2 days before departure. This applies to vaccinated passengers and children aged 12 and above.
2. Book Covid tests for day 2. You will need to add your booking confirmation to your Passenger Locator Form. Positive results from a lateral flow test must be confirmed by a PCR test and passengers must isolate until the result from the PCR test is received. All passengers must isolate until a negative result from a PCR test is received. Passengers with a positive result from a PCR test must isolate for 10 days from the date of the first test. Isolation can end after 7 days if negative results are gained from Lateral Flow tests taken 24 hours apart on days 6 & 7 and no high temperature is apparent.
3. Complete a passenger locator form
4. Have evidence of your vaccination status with you during travel

Unvaccinated passengers or passengers vaccinated with unauthorised vaccines
1. Provide proof of a negative PCR or LFD COVID-19 test taken within 2 days of departure to the UK
2. Book PCR tests for day 2 and 8
3. Complete a passenger locator form
4. Make plans to self-quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days). Passengers who receive a positive result from either PCR test must self-quarantine for 10 full days with day 0 being the day of the test.

 

Public health requirements may vary depending upon in which nation of the UK you’re staying.

England: www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

Northern Ireland: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice

Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/overview/

Wales: gov.wales/arriving-wales-overseas

Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.