Rules for entering England

This page gives information on entering England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Rules for entering England

As of Friday 18 March 2022, you do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine on arrival in England, irrespective of your vaccination status.

When you travel to England from abroad you:

  • do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
  • do not need to quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not. 

It includes people who are transiting through England. 

Before you travel, check the UK Government website on travelling to England and you should follow any rules and instructions issued by your travel provider. 

You can reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 by getting tested and getting vaccinated. Find more information on our page: Information and support when entering the UK.     

Proving your vaccination status

If your travel provider requires you to provide proof of your vaccination status, you can do so in the following ways:

Arriving from red list countries and territories

There are currently 0 countries on the red list 

Booking your flight with Clarity

As a UCL student, you may want to consider booking your flights through Clarity, one of the UK's leading bespoke travel management agencies that UCL has partnered with to support the travel planning of staff and students with more flexibility and discounts. You can use your UCL details to log into Clarity.

Look at how to search flights on Clarity's website.

Discounted PCR testing for students

MyHealthChecked are offering a discount on PCR home-testing COVID kits for UCL students.

Test typeUK travelDiscounted priceVoucher code
Fit to FlyOutbound£50.00UCLTRAVEL50FTF

To buy the kits, visit MyHealthChecked and use the relevant code at the checkout. MyHealthChecked advise that you buy your test in plenty of time before your travel. 

MyHealthChecked testing kits are supplied by Concepta Diagnostics, a UK-based home-testing provider and laboratory, and are sold by Boots and Lloyds Pharmacy.

All tests are simple, non-invasive nasal swabs, and test results are provided within 24-36 after arriving at the lab. 

Please note: the tests are provided by MyHealthChecked – UCL is not able to provide support or further information about the tests.