Traveling abroad: Your COVID-19 checklist

This is a summary of what you need to do to travel abroad from England.

1. Check foreign travel advice for the countries you want to go to

Other countries have their own COVID-19 rules. Before you travel you should check the ‘Entry requirements’ section of foreign travel advice for all countries you will visit or travel through.

This will tell you if the country allows people to enter from the UK.

It should also provide advice on whether you will 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

Check the ‘Entry requirements’ section of foreign travel advice for all countries you will visit or travel through.

2. Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to

You cannot use an NHS test for this. You must use a private test provider.

3. Find out how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status abroad

Some countries require proof of vaccination status before you can enter.

Read about how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status.

You should do this before you travel.

4. Passports, travel rights and driving abroad

You can find information about other things you need to do to travel abroad on this travel abroad links webpage.

Travelling with children

You should also check the rules about travelling with children in the country you are travelling to or from.

Operator and transport hub rules

Your travel provider, or the transport hub you travel through, may have COVID-19 rules in place. For example they may require or advise you to wear a face covering.

You should follow any COVID-19 rules and guidance from:

  • your travel provider – airline, ferry, coach or train company
  • the transport venue – airport, port, coach or railway station

Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Check the rules on travel from England if you’re:

Travel to England guidance

Read separate guidance about what you need to do to travel to England.

Published 22 June 2021
Last updated 18 March 2022 
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