Latest information on COVID-19 and travel to the UK

Current Government advice:

As the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic continues the public’s health and safety continues to be the UK Government’s priority.

From 8 June 2020, there are new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules are for residents and visitors.

When these rules are in place, you will:
• Need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK.
• Not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’).

This measure will be subject to review every three weeks to ensure it aligns with the latest scientific evidence and support the UK Government’s Roadmap to Recovery.

More details can be found online at Additional information is also available at:

Please also check the latest public health advice on coronavirus before you travel, or if you’ve just arrived in the UK.

Other information:

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review. Please keep up to date with the latest travel and guidance from the UK's Foreign Office at: and/or follow @FCOtravel.

Official UK Government advice for the public on the COVID-19 pandemic is available at: International travellers should also follow the official advice from their respective governments and/or embassies.


Know Before You Go with VisitBritain:

Britain is beginning to re-open, but it’s important to check the official websites of organisations and attractions in advance, to ensure you’re up to date on opening hours and any measures in place before you travel. To find out the latest information and guidance, visit Know Before You Go.