UK Removes All COVID Travel Restrictions

UK Removes All COVID Travel Restrictions


From 4am Friday 18 March 2022, travel into the UK will no be longer subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

The UK Government has removed the requirement on passengers arriving into the UK to take a COVID test or to complete a passenger locator form.

In addition, unvaccinated passengers no longer need to take a pre-departure test or a day 2 post arrival test.

All UK hotel quarantine facilities will also be stood down from the end of March.

According to the government statement, the changes reflect the UK’s Living with COVID plan and make the UK “one of the first major economies to end all COVID-19 international travel rules”.

The UK is, however, introducing contingency plans to manage any future variants of concern (VoCs).

While the UK has removed all border COVID measures on arrival, other countries may still require passengers to comply with specific requirements. Travellers are advised to check the requirements for countries of destination and transit.


Gill Laing is a qualified Legal Researcher & Analyst with niche specialisms in Law, Tax, Human Resources, Immigration & Employment Law.

Gill is a Multiple Business Owner and the Managing Director of Prof Services - a Marketing Agency for the Professional Services Sector.

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