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COVID-19 travel guidance

People planning to travel abroad should check the entry requirements for all countries that they plan to visit or travel through.

Travel to England

When you travel to England, you:

  • do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
  • do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • do not need to quarantine when you arrive

Travel abroad

Entry requirements differ between countries, meaning that travellers may need to:

  • show proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  • quarantine on arrival
  • complete a passenger locator form to enter the country
  • show proof of vaccination status (plus any rules about vaccine expiry or vaccine boosters)
  • wear a face covering on your journey or on arrival

Countries which require proof of vaccination include popular holiday destinations such as Germany, USA, Netherlands, and New Zealand.

A full list of COVID-19 entry requirements can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


The NHS COVID pass can be used for international travel to provide proof of vaccination.

People aged 12 and over, who have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised in the UK, can obtain a digital or paper version of the pass. Children aged 5 to 11 can now obtain a paper version of the pass by post.

Most countries require 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised in the UK, so always check the entry requirements of the country you are visiting.

Find out how to get your NHS COVID Pass

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