Negative Covid-19 test required when entering England

Negative tests required to enter England

Published on 8th January 2021

The Government has announced that all international arrivals are required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England.

The key points of the announcement are:

  • All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure
  • Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing
  • All passengers arriving from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of test result
  • Passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions

There will be a limited number of exemptions, including for hauliers, children under 11, crews and for those who travelling from countries without the infrastructure available to deliver the tests

See link for full announcement. (Added 13.01.21)