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Under the 4 October rules, unvaccinated travellers have to jump through a few more hoops when entering the UK. Compare your options to help minimise your costs.
Green and amber country lists merged in October, with different rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals.
The rules for "red" countries haven't changed – if you're entering the UK from a red country you'll still need to arrange a hotel quarantine (which includes mandatory post-arrival tests) whether you're vaccinated or not. Separately, you'll also need to arrange a pre-departure test to enter the UK.
For "non-red" countries, if you're not vaccinated, you must take a pre-departure test before you arrive, and you'll also need to have booked and paid for day 2 and day 8 post-arrival tests. You must self-isolate at home until you get a negative test result for day 8. In England you can opt to take a test on day 5 (under the Test to Release scheme) if you want to end your isolation earlier (but you'll still need to take the day 8 test).
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
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