Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel updates

  • Published: 05 Mar 2021
  • Author: David Warne

Important: From 19th July, fully vaccinated travellers from France must continue to quarantine.

  • Measures for arrivals in France will remain in place from 19th July
  • Arrivals from France must continue to quarantine in their own accommodation for ten days and complete a day 2 and day 8 test, regardless of vaccination status

From Monday 19th July, UK residents arriving from amber countries who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine, although they will still need to comply with necessary testing requirements. However, this will not apply to France following the persistent presence of cases in France of the Beta variant, which was first identified in South Africa.

Anyone who has been in France in the last ten days will need to quarantine on arrival to England in their own accommodation and will need a Day 2 and Day 8 test, regardless of their vaccination status. This includes any fully vaccinated individual who transits through France from either a green or another amber country to reach England. The Test to Release scheme remains an option for travellers to shorten their quarantine period should they test negative after day 5. 


To help combat the spread of COVID-19, there are restrictions on travel and transport from a number of countries to the UK. You can find the full, up-to-date list here.

As the list of countries open for travel changes almost daily, we strongly advise that you check with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) prior to booking and again before travelling.

It is important to note that FCDO advice is issued in relation to imminent travel (which typically means holidays departing in the next two weeks). If you have a booking with us departing within two weeks, we will contact you as a priority if the situation prevents travel to your destination.