New rules will be in place for those arriving into England from Monday 18th January.
Travellers will have to take a COVID test up to three days before departure and provide evidence of negative test results before they travel. This will apply to all passengers, including those travelling from a travel corridor country. There are only a few exemptions.
The measures are currently due to be in place until the end of the current lockdown, however, a review will take place before the end of lockdown.
COVID test exemptions
Some countries will be exempt initially for a short while, this is due to issues with availability and capacity of testing. These include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Lucia. Currently, this will only be for a specific time, until 4am on January 21st.
Passengers arriving into England without a negative pre-departure test result will face fines of a minimum of £500.
If you are travelling from the Common Travel Area, the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, you will not be in the scope of the regulations.
Children under 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.