UK travel restrictions lifted from 18 March 2022
Effective 4am on Friday 18 March 2022, all international travel restrictions have been lifted for all passengers entering the UK, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or not.
It removes the previous need for unvaccinated travellers to take a pre-departure test and a day 2 test after their arrival in the UK, as well as the need for all passengers to complete a passenger locator form. And it means UK citizens heading abroad for work, holidays or other reasons can return to the UK free of travel restrictions.
The government continues to monitor Covid-19 variants of concern, so it’s always possible the rules on travel could change. With that in mind you should always check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office foreign travel advice before booking or heading off on an overseas trip.
Can I travel to a country on the government's red list?
As part of its removal of all travel restrictions, the government and the FCDO specifically no longer maintain a 'red list' of countries considered to pose a high Covid-19 risk. Any special restrictions or requirements that applied to them previously, such as the need to stay in a quarantine hotel and take two Covid-19 tests on your return to the UK from such destinations, no longer apply.