We wanted to remind you that the rules for travelling to England are changing.
From Monday 4 October at 4am, the current traffic light system will be replaced by a single ‘red list’, with simplified travel measures for arrivals who have not visited a country on the red list in the past 10 days.
Eligible fully vaccinated travellers from non-red list countries, which currently includes Spain, will:
▪️ need to book, pay for and take a day 2 test (https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider…)
▪️ fill out a passenger locator form ahead of travel (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before…)
▪️ no longer need to take a pre-departure test when travelling to England
▪️ not need to self-isolate upon arrival in the UK
Unvaccinated children travelling to England from Spain do not need to self-isolate upon arrival (https://www.gov.uk/…/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive…)
From 4 October travellers who have had a mix of eligible 2 dose vaccines (e.g. a combination of AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNtech) will be recognised as fully vaccinated. (https://www.gov.uk/…/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive…)
Passengers who aren’t recognised as being fully vaccinated with authorised vaccines and certificates under England’s international travel rules – which includes those who have had COVID plus one dose of a two-dose vaccine – will still have to:
▪️ fill in a passenger locator form ahead of travel (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before…)
▪️ take a day 2 and day 8 PCR test (https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider)
▪️ self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in England from a non-red list country
Test to Release will remain an option for unvaccinated passengers who wish to shorten their isolation period (https://www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to…)
You can find details of both the current rules and the new rules from 4 October at:
You can find information about entering Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at:
Full details of the government’s announcement, including information on planned changes to testing requirements from the end of October 2021 to can be found here: