As you may have seen from the media, from 15 February, the entry requirements for the UK are changing to the following:


  • You must produce evidence of a negative covid-19 test in order to travel. This test must have been taken in the 72 hours preceding departure and must be in English.
  • You must complete the online passenger locator form.
  • You must take two covid-19 tests on arrival in the UK, on day 2 and day 8. These have to be booked in advance with proof provided to the carrier in order to travel.
  • Regardless of the outcome of the tests, you will need to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the UK.
  • For those travelling from or transiting through a country on the banned travel list, you will need to quarantine for 10 days in a designated government quarantine hotel (pre-booking required) and pay the costs for this.         Please note: Italy is not currently on the banned travel list (sometime called the red list).

The above applies to all arrivals in the UK regardless of form of transport. Travel to the UK should only be for essential reasons. For more information see the relevant pages on