Following new regulations from the UK government, we are required (along with our partners) to update the information about UK health measures that we share with customers prior to booking. Please kindly update any current text you’re using with the below from the Department for Transport.
It’s our partners’ responsibility to ensure that customers have this information before they book. If a customer is booking on behalf of someone else, they’ll be responsible for ensuring all members of the party have completed the mandatory travel documents.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER ENGLAND FROM OVERSEAS
Countries are now classed as ‘red list’ or ‘rest of world’. France, Belgium and the Netherlands are all classed as ‘rest of world’ and travel to the UK is permitted. The rules you need to follow for travel to the UK depend on your vaccination status, please read the following information carefully.
All persons arriving in the UK must fill in a passenger locator form* up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited in the 10 days before arrival.
Before departure check if any of the countries you have visited are on the red list. If you have been in or through a ‘red list’ country in the 10 days prior to your arrival in the UK you will not be permitted to travel by Eurostar to the UK. Find out more.
If you have visited a country on the red list you must book a managed quarantine hotel. You can only enter England if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port of arrival.
If you have not visited any countries on the red list, check if you qualify as fully vaccinated**.
If you qualify as fully vaccinated you must book a test to take on or before day 2***.
If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated you must:
- provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test**** taken within 2 days of departure to the UK
- make plans to quarantine in private accommodation for 10 full days after arrival (or full duration of stay if less than 10 days)
- book tests to take on day 2 and day 8*** of quarantine
These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the Common Travel Area comprising the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. The British Overseas Territories are not in the Common Travel Area. Public health requirements may vary depending upon which nation of the UK you are staying.
Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice
Failure to comply with these measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. There are a limited set of exemptions from these measures. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.
** People with 1 vaccine dose + COVID recovery certificate are not considered fully vaccinated under UK rules. Full details.
***Applies from the age of 5 years and above. You must book and pay for the arrival test(s) required according to your vaccination status before your journey in order to complete your Passenger Locator Form. You still have to book an arrival test even if you are staying in the UK for less than 2 days.
You must ensure the test provider you choose is on the UK government list, otherwise, the test will not meet the required standards.
**** You must ensure the test meets the required standards and that the test certificate is in English, French or Spanish.