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the United Kingdom Travel Restrictions

7,220.9 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
62.19% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 60.53% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter the United Kingdom.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the United Kingdom for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Outgoing travel to the United KingdomTraveling from Canada to the United Kingdom

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken hours before departing to the United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Return travelReturning to Canada from the United Kingdom

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the United Kingdom

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter the United Kingdom but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions