Requirements When travelling to the UK

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Last updated 11 August 2021


Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland and the Common Travel Area


If you’re travelling to the UK from within the Common Travel Area which comprises the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you do not need to complete a passenger locator form, do not need to take any COVID-19 tests and do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. This applies as long as you have been within the Common Travel Area for the previous 10 days prior to departure. If you have been outside the Common Travel Area within the previous 10 days before departure then you need to follow the rules below relating to Red, Amber and Green countries.



Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom from Holland and other countries outside of the Common Travel Area

If you do not comply with the UK Government requirements to enter the UK as per the below, you will be refused boarding our vessels at check-in.

Everyone entering England from Holland (including UK nationals and residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days prior to direct departure to England.

Fill in your Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before arrival. You must declare all countries you have visited or transited through in the 10 days prior to your arrival on your Passenger Locator Form.

Before departure Check the list of red, amber and green countries, as the list can change regularly.

Red list passengers
1. Book a managed quarantine package
2. Complete a passenger locator form

You can only enter if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must enter through a designated port of entry and quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.

Amber list passengers

You will not have to quarantine or take a day 8 test when you arrive in England if you’ve been:

in an amber list country (and have not been in or passed through a red list country) in the 10 days before arriving fully vaccinated with an authorised vaccine in the USA or Europe. The European countries that these rules apply to are:

  • EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City

You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by:

  • the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for Europe
  • Swissmedic for Switzerland
  • the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the USA

You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.


You must still book and take a day 2 test.

Green list passengers
1. Book a test for day 2
2. Complete a passenger locator form

These measures apply to all persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in England from outside the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, 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 in which nation of the UK you’re staying.


Northern Ireland:



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. Check the list of exemptions carefully. You may be fined if you fraudulently claim an exemption.