Where can I travel to now? Your travel questions answered

Non-essential international travel is allowed again, but there are still restrictions and testing requirements

This page was last updated on Friday 18 March 2022 and will be kept up to date as and when the government makes further announcements about international travel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given that the current situation is subject to change, often at short notice, it is important to keep up to date with all of the latest travel information on the UK Government website.

Latest Updates

UK arrivals test update

From Friday 18 March travellers arriving in England no longer require testing or a Passenger Locator Form.

Update to red list countries

There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

What are the current regulations for international travel?

How does the government’s red list work?

Is a testing package available to book at East Midlands Airport?

Which countries are on the ‘red’ banned travel list?

Can I book my holiday now, given the government’s guidance for international travel could change?

Will I need to quarantine when I get to my destination country?

Do I still need to complete health checks or forms?

What should I do if I think I have developed COVID-19 symptoms?

Are the rules the same when returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

When will the government announce its next travel updates?

 

What are the current regulations for international travel?

From Friday 18 March travellers arriving in England no longer require testing or a Passenger Locator Form.

How does the government’s red list work?

There are currently no countries or territories on the red list. Please stay up to date with any changes on the Government Website.

Is a testing package available to book at East Midlands Airport?

Can I book a testing package at East Midlands Airport?

Yes! Please see options on our testing page- East Midlands Testing.

 

Which countries are on the ‘red’ banned travel list?

There are currently no countries or territories on the red list. Please stay up to date with any changes on the Government Website.

Can I book my holiday now, given the government’s guidance for international travel could change?

We know that even as restrictions ease there is still some uncertainty, and that travel plans could still be subject to change at short notice. That’s why, at East Midlands Airport, we now offer free cancellation on all parking bookings for your peace of mind.

You should make sure that, when booking your holiday, you choose a provider that offers speedy refunds, COVID-19 insurance and other measures to accommodate events outside of your control.

Good cancellation or amendment terms will be essential for all 2021 travel plans.

 

Will I need to quarantine when I get to my destination country?

Checking before you travel is vital as entry requirements can change at short notice. It is your responsibility to check the entry requirements of your chosen destination before you book travel. For the latest information, see the UK Government's travel advice page.

 

Do I still need to complete health checks or forms?

From Friday 18 March travellers arriving in England no longer require testing or a Passenger Locator Form.

 

What should I do if I think I have developed COVID-19 symptoms?

Passengers who believe that they may have COVID-19 symptoms should not travel. Please inform airport or cabin staff if you develop symptoms while travelling.

 

Are the rules the same when returning to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are publishing their own guidance on international travel. The system explained above relates only to England.

 

When will the government announce its next travel updates?

The government has said that it plans to review international travel in early 2022 with the hopes of relaxing further restrictions.

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