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Travel restrictions in England for foreigners

On 30th June 2021

This restrictions are the current applicable in England. They are regularly updated and are subjected to change between now and Clean Beauty in London in October.

Since 29th March (or since 17th April), some settings were permitted to open. This included indoor sports facilities, non-essentials stores, outdoor areas of hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs…), as well as some outdoor events.

No earlier than 17th of May, further settings will be permitted to open. Conference centers and exhibition halls will be able to open for conferences, exhibitions, and tradeshows. Indoor events and remaining outdoor events, such as business events, cinemas and live performance events will also be permitted. Attendance at these events will be restricted to 50% of capacity up to 1,000 people for indoor events, and 50% of capacity up to 4,000 people for outdoor events. They must comply with COVID-Secure guidance including taking reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmission, complete a related risk assessment; and ensure that those attending do not mix beyond what is permitted by the social contact limits. Entry to an event will be subject to a negative test result. Those social contact restrictions and large events are expected to be lifted but not earlier than 21 June.

Any foreign travellers coming to England must present:

– A negative result of a “RT-PCR COVID” test dated less than 72 hours before departure.

– Get 2 coronavirus tests after arriving in England (unless his or her job means exemption). Travellers will need to book these before coming to the UK.

– complete a passenger locator form

– Proof of home address or suitable accommodation (hotel or similar) to verify compliance with the 10-days quarantine or isolation measure. The quarantine in a hotel listed by the UK Government can be required depending on where the traveller was 10 days before arriving in England.

UK Government developed a ‘red list’ of countries where the traveller will be refused entry to the UK if he or she has been there in the previous 10 days. In this evolving list can be found Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Seychelles, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).