If you`re travelling to England from the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man, you don`t have to: Irish citizens don`t need vaccinations to travel to the UK. The regulations mean you will have to self-isolate for 14 days if you are returning to Northern Ireland from a country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA), unless you are travelling from a low- to medium-risk country that is exempt or travelling through an exempt country. You will also need to provide your travel details prior to your trip by completing a UK Passenger Locator (PLF) form. More details below. This applies to all journeys within Northern Ireland, by train, ferry, bus, plane or any other route. It also applies regardless of how you came to Northern Ireland – directly, via Ireland or via another British region. You should also check the rules of the country you are travelling from, as children may be required to take a test at the beginning of your trip to England. It`s time to call on the president to end his abuse of power, honor U.S. commitments to the world`s most vulnerable refugees, and end the discriminatory travel ban. Children under the age of 4 are not required to take COVID-19 travel tests. This should apply even if you are travelling to an exempt country, as exceptions may change while you are abroad. The CDC`s latest international travel guidelines for vaccinated individuals can be found here. If you`re planning to travel in the coming weeks and months, keep up to date with the latest tips for the country you`re planning to travel to.
Getting comprehensive travel insurance can save you and your family a lot of money if something goes wrong. It will also ensure that you get the medical care you need when you need it. Hospital bills can quickly run into the thousands, and medical evacuation to Ireland can cost thousands more. We cannot pay for emergency medical repatriation, repatriation of remains or expenses incurred as a result of a personal emergency during your stay abroad. If you purchase appropriate travel insurance, these costs will be covered, unless you have violated the terms and conditions. People you live with do not have to self-isolate with you if they have not travelled from outside the UK or have not stayed in the CTA for more than 14 days before coming to Northern Ireland, unless you or a member of your household develops symptoms of coronavirus. Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will be on the Red List on Friday 26 November at 12:00. There is a temporary flight ban and all travelers who have been to these countries must quarantine and get tested. People considered fully vaccinated to travel to England can now end self-isolation after 7 days with 2 negative lateral flow tests. Changes to the rules for fully vaccinated people travelling to England at 4am from 7 January 2022.
Before traveling, the ministry strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers all medical expenses abroad, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains, and legal fees. You should check all exclusions and in particular if your policy covers you for the activities you wish to do. As an Irish resident, you are entitled to healthcare through the public system of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland if you become ill or injured while temporarily in that country. Make sure you get or renew your EHIC (the new name for E111) before you go, and remember that you`ll need it for everyone travelling in your group. This is a summary of what you need to do to travel abroad from England. Read the following instructions for more information about each item in the checklist. If you have questions about COVID-19 and are travelling to a country, check out the latest travel tips – you can also sign up for email alerts from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). If you arrive in Northern Ireland after passing through the Republic of Ireland, you will need to make sure you fill in a UK Passenger Locator form. This is in addition to the travel information you may need to provide to the travel authorities of the Republic of Ireland.
Travel to the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man: You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine upon arrival in England when you travel to the UK. Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside the Common Travel Area in the last 10 days. Before travelling, you should develop a self-isolation plan to determine where and how you will self-isolate for 14 days after you arrive at the CTA. Make arrangements for all the COVID-19 tests you need to enter the countries you will be travelling to. However, please note that some airlines and other airlines require a valid passport before you can travel with them. Please check with your travel agency for their needs before travelling. There are also clues if you`re traveling or living abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. News: Ban on passenger flights between London and Nairobi extended until 5 June (Business Daily, 25.05.2021). Northern Ireland adds Gibraltar, Israel and Portugal to its COVID-19 green list (Reuters, 20.05.2021). The four-month national COVID-19 lockdown ends on May 17 (Reuters, 16.05.2021). The « traffic light system » for outbound journeys will come into force in Scotland on 17 May (BBC, 11.05.2021).
Scots can travel to some international destinations without having to quarantine upon return (BBC, 10.05.2021). The authorities ban from 12. May the entry of Maldives, Nepal and Turkey (Garda World, 10.05.2021). -Upon arrival in England: You must take a COVID-19 test no later than day 2 of your arrival. You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive. You will need to quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you have travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. -If you have been on the Red or Yellow List in a country or region: If you have also been on or through a country or territory on the Red List in the 10 days prior to your arrival in England, you must follow the rules of the Red List. If you have also visited or passed through an Amber List country or territory in the 10 days prior to your arrival in England and have not visited any Red List country, you must follow the Amber List rules. Find out how to make a transit stop in a country or yellow zone on the red list. If you are eligible for full vaccination to travel to England from 22 October, you can book a lateral antigen flow (LFD) test for your test on arrival instead of PCR.
Travel restrictions: Check testing and quarantine rules when travelling abroad from England. Ireland has adopted the EU Recommendation for coordinated action on COVID-19 travel restrictions, known as the EU Traffic Light Concept. Based on this, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) will publish a weekly combined map of indicators showing COVID-19 risk levels in the EU and EEA. The regions will be green, orange, red or grey on the basis of agreed criteria. In line with the EU recommendation, there will be no entry restrictions for passengers arriving from green regions. For more information, visit the Re-Open Europa website. People aged 12 and over must be tested for COVID-19 before travelling to England from abroad. If you are coming to Northern Ireland and have stayed in a country that is not exempt from travel restrictions and is not part of the Common Travel Area (CTA) in the last 14 days, you will need to complete the full 14-day self-isolation period. Information on the new EU Recommendation (« traffic light system »), which applies to EU/EEA countries, is available here. Those planning a trip to the UK should check the latest information from local authorities on requirements for international passengers arriving in the country. Foreign travel advisories will also tell you if the UK government advises against all but essential travel to the country.
Check the rules for travelling from England if you: *Red List countries and territories: If you have travelled to a Red List country or territory in the last 10 days, you can only enter the UK if you are a British or Irish citizen or have rights of residence in the UK. You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. Before travelling to England, you must: get tested for COVID-19; Book a quarantine hotel package with 2 COVID-19 tests; Complete a passenger locator form. Upon arrival in England, you must: Quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests. * Orange List Countries and Territories: What you need to do if you have been in an Orange country or region in the 10 days prior to your arrival in England. You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. Before travelling to England, you must: •take a COVID-19 test; • Booking and payment of COVID-19 travel tests for days 2 and 8 to be carried out on arrival in England; • Complete a Passenger Locator Form – Watchlist or Red List: If conditions in a country or territory change, it can be moved from the yellow list to the red list. If likely, it is usually indicated in the orange Watchlist column of the following table. If conditions change suddenly, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.
The orange list does not claim to be complete. If a country or territory is not on this list, you should not assume that it is a country or territory on the green or red list. Countries and territories are green or red only if they are on the green or red list. *Green list countries and territories: Before travelling to England, you must: • take a COVID-19 test; • Book and pay for a COVID-19 test for day 2 – which must be taken on arrival in England; • Complete a passenger locator form The EHIC does not replace appropriate travel insurance from a reputable insurer.