The Home Office has lifted all remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions.

Key Points:

  • As of March 18, all international travel restrictions, regardless of an individual’s departure country, have been lifted.
  • Travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, will no longer be required to take pre- or post-entry COVID-19 tests, complete the passenger locator form before arrival or quarantine after arrival.
  • U.K. authorities hold the right to implement travel restrictions to manage future COVID-19 variants.

Additional Information: More information on United Kingdom’s decision to lift its COVID-19 international travel restrictions is available here.

BAL Analysis: The U.K. is one of the first countries to remove all international travel restrictions. Individuals can now enter the country without needing to test, quarantine or adhere to other COVID-related policies; however, travelers are still encouraged to check entry requirements before planning travel as they are subject to change. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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