Countries with self-isolation on arrival in England
|PCR Test - Yes/No||Administered by medical professional – Yes/No||Information concerning to specific countries|
|Austria||Applies||Yes||Yes||Travellers need 1 x PCR test no older than 72 hours from flight. They also need their specific country certificate form completed. We have a copy of this certificate on hand. Must show medical certificate with micro-biological test no more than 4 days old. Coronavirus tests are available for €190 on arrival at Vienna Airport. If you wish to be tested at the airport, you must book an appointment in advance.|
Entry to Brazil is prohibited except for:
Brazilian nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas for Brazil Foreign spouses, children, parents or guardians of a Brazilian national.
Other exceptions may apply.
In some cases, you will need to show a Covid-19 negative test result to your airline before boarding a flight to Brazil.
|Canada||Applies||No||No||Entry to Canada is limited, except for Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. If you’re eligible to enter Canada, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival|
|China||Applies||Yes||N/A||Entry is suspended for foreign nationals with visas issued before 27 March (except for diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas). You can apply for a new visa if you’re travelling to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or for emergency humanitarian needs. All overseas arrivals are subject to health checks (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests), including during transit, followed by a centralised quarantine period of at least 14 days. If you’re returning to the UK, you will need to: Provide your journey and contact details self-isolate for 14 days.|
|Cyprus||Applies||Yes||Yes||Travellers need 1 x PCR test no older than 72 hours from flight. Most want an original copy of their test results and certificate.|
|Dubai||Applies||Yes||Yes||Travellers need 1 x PCR test no older than 96 hours before their flight and need a medical certificate to show when they land. Visitors will also have to download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App.
Visitors must have international health insurance. If they do not have a test result or are showing symptoms of Covid-19, they will be tested at Dubai airport.
|Hungary||Applies||Yes||Yes||Travellers need 2 x PCR tests spaced 48 hours apart over a 5 day period from their flight date. They need a medical certificate for each test as well.|
|Iceland||Applies||No||No||All passengers arriving by commercial flights in Iceland can chose to be tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The test fee is ISK 11,000 or ISK 9,000 if booked in advance. Children born in 2005 or later will be exempt from both testing and self isolation. However, if you are normally resident in Iceland you must take special precautions for 5 days upon returning to Iceland and be tested for a second time, four to five days after arrival, even if you test negative on arrival.|
|Morocco||Applies||Yes||Yes||Travellers need 1 x PCR and 1 x Antibody Test no older than 48 hours from flight. They need a medical certificate as well.|
|Portugal||Applies||Yes||Yes||You will not be allowed to enter Portugal until you have had a COVID-19 test. In these cases, at the time of departure, passengers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours before boarding. On arrival in mainland Portugal you will be subject to health screening. If travelling to Madeira, Porto Santo or the Azores, you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel or on arrival. A two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving back in the UK - including UK nationals has been in place since 8 June.|
|Serbia||Applies||No||No||The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Serbia. Serbia is no longer exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.|
|South Korea||Applies||Yes||Yes||All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and to undergo quarantine for 14 days. All individuals regardless of nationality who show coronavirus symptoms on arrival will be tested. Those who test positive will be isolated and treated at a hospital or community treatment centre.
For those not showing symptoms on arrival, Korean nationals and long term foreign visitors with an Alien Registration Card and Korean residence may self-quarantine at home. Arrivals from the USA and Europe must receive a test within three days; arrivals from elsewhere must receive a test within 14 days. All other foreign short-term travellers must quarantine at a government-designated facility for 14 days on arrival. Arrivals from the USA and Europe will be tested on entry before transferring to the quarantine facility; arrivals from elsewhere will move to the quarantine facility and be tested within 14 days. Individuals are required to pay a daily charge of around 100,000KRW (approximately £66) while in government quarantine facilities.
|Thailand||Applies||No||No||At present only certain categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter or transit Thailand. If you’re eligible to enter, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. Requirement to self isolate on return to the UK from Thailand remains in place.|
|USA||Applies||No||No||Since 16 March, it is not possible for many British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days.
US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements.