Leisure travel is prohibited under the UK’s current Covid-19 lockdown. The Transport Secretary has said that Foreign holidays will remain banned until “everybody” has had a coronavirus vaccine. He also warned it is “too soon” to book a trip. The Prime Minister will set out a “road map” for relaxing lockdown measures on February 22.
Until then, anyone arriving in England from a country on the travel ban list (sometimes called the ‘red list’) will need to self-isolate in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 days. Before travel, they will need to book and pay for a hotel room and 2 COVID-19 tests to take during their stay.
Information on how to book quarantine hotels and tests will be available soon.
If you are coming from a country not on the banned travel list, you’ll need to self-isolate at home for 10 days and book 2 COVID-19 tests. You do not need to quarantine in England if you’re travelling from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man and have not been in any other countries in the last 10 days.