New Rules for travel as of 7th December 2021
Posted on 5th December 2021 at 14:02
The UK Government changed the rules for travel, for those returning to the UK. But they are still easier than this summer.
Firstly: The government has said that these new rules are TEMPORARY, and due to be reviewed on 20th December 2021.
From 4am on Tuesday 7 December, anyone wishing to travel/return to the UK from countries and territories not on the Government’s Red list must show proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow (LFD) pre-departure test, taken up to 48 hours before departure.
In most non-red list countries, these can be arranged and bought quite easily, and usually at a small cost - in some cases, for LESS THAN £10 PER PERSON.
This new rule, brought in because of concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant, applies to all travellers aged 12 and above, regardless of their vaccination status.
Passengers will not be allowed to board a flight without providing evidence of a negative test result.
Airlines will be required to check for pre-departure tests alongside a completed passenger locator form.
If you are fully vaccinated, thisis what you need to do if you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.
Before you leave England
1. Check the entry requirements for the country you are visiting.
2. Create your account for the UK Government Passenger Locator form: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk
3. Book your 'Day 2' PCR test. This must be booked privately, you cannot use the NHS PCR test facilities, and you will need your booking reference for the UK Government Passenger Locator Form. In some cases, this can be taken at the airport at which you arrive, and results confirmed within 24 hours.
Before you travel back to England – fully vaccinated
Take a 'fit-to-fly' test in the country where you are staying.
Complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 PCR test. This is the test that you booked before travel.
You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive is day 0.
You must quarantine in your home or the place you are staying while you await your test result.
If your test result is negative, you can end your quarantine.
If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day of the test is day 0.
If your test result is unclear, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day you took the test is day 0.
If your test result is unclear, you can choose to take another private test. If the result of that test is negative, you can stop self-isolating.
If your PCR test result is delayed, you must quarantine until you receive a negative test result or until day 14 after arrival, whichever is sooner.
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