UK Covid Travel Guidelines January 2022
14 January 2022
Last week the UK government announced a series of changes to the requirements for travellers arriving in England. These changes have since been adopted by the devolved authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Starting from the 7th of January 2022 fully vaccinated passengers heading to the UK no longer need to take a Covid-19 ‘pre-departure’ test before setting off or self-isolate on arrival but must continue to take their post-arrival tests. In addition, it is now permitted to take a lateral flow test rather than a more expensive PCR test, again reducing expenditure.
The rules for non-vaccinated travellers have not changed, meaning they will be required to take the pre-departure test while still abroad, and on their return enter self-isolation for 10 days, with PCR tests on days 2 and 8.
All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to complete a Passenger Locator Form ahead of setting off to the UK.
For more information about UK entry requirements, eligible vaccines, to book tests and to download a Passenger Locator Form please refer to https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-