The United Kingdom has recently made changes to its travel restrictions for certain countries. Most countries are not on the “red” list, but there are still restrictions for some. For example, the British government has prohibited entry of certain foreign nationals. Nevertheless, the country also maintains a range of contingency measures, including travel restrictions. Listed below are some of the UK travel restrictions that apply to foreign nationals. The restrictions may change in the future, but for now, these are the main ones.
The United Kingdom is planning to remove COVID-19 travel restrictions
The government will no longer require travelers to have a passenger locator form and to have a negative coronavirus test in order to travel. The new travel measures are set to take effect at 4 a.m. on Friday. The changes come as a result of the rollout of the vaccine against COVID-19 in the UK. It’s not clear how the change will impact travelers, though.
Visiting a high-risk country can be risky. The UK has recently been listed as a high-risk country. Travellers with a history of COVID should avoid the country. If they’ve traveled to high-risk countries in the last 21 days, they must undergo mandatory vaccination tests. Those who successfully complete the quarantine will undergo a 21-day isolation period and seven days of self-monitoring.
COVID-19 travel restrictions are set to be scrapped by the UK government
The change is effective from 4am on Friday, 18 March. The government has also announced that passengers will no longer need to take pre-departure COVID tests or fill out a passenger locator form. COVID-19 travel restrictions vary from country to country, but the UK government intends to ease them as much as possible. If the new rules remain in place, passengers can expect more freedom of movement.
In 2001, the UK introduced passenger locator forms
Those coming from countries outside these travel corridors have to self-isolate for 14 days. There are also travel corridors for EU citizens and for UK citizens. These countries all belong to the Common Travel Area. Passengers visiting Great Britain should check on these developments and follow local authorities’ advice. When in doubt, check out the UK government’s travel restrictions website. You may be surprised at what you find!
Unlike in other countries
UK Border officials may require you to show proof of a valid ticket. You must also provide proof of sufficient funds, as without these you may be refused entry. Similarly, if you cannot prove that you are in need of employment, your entry may be restricted. And, if you are suspected of residing in the country, you must prove that you are legally entitled to live there. These travel restrictions are only temporary and may change at any time.