MANDATORY NEGATIVE TEST DECLARATION FOR TRAVEL TO ENGLAND
A negative pre-departure Covid-19 test is now required for passengers arriving in England from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list and must self-isolate for 10 days regardless of their pre-departure test result.
From 04:00am on 18 January, we will be introducing pre-departure testing requirements for all inbound passengers to England. Passengers arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a test up to 3 days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel.
This will be an additional requirement that applies to all passengers, including those travelling from a Travel Corridor country, other than those on a very short list of exemptions. This extra layer of protection is in addition to existing self-isolation requirements.
If a passenger arrives in England without a pre-departure negative test result they will be fined. Fines starting at £500, can be levied on non-compliant passengers..
Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.