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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to UK. UK is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to UK. UK is part of Europe with main city at London. Its Developed country with a population of 65M people. The main currency is Pound Sterling. The languages spoken are English.
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🚨 Travel Advice for UK

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to the United Kingdom is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
Different requirements may be in effect if traveling to Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales.

Open with conditions

If another country has been visited in the previous 10 days that is on the 'red list', travelers will not be allowed to enter. There are exemptions for nationals and residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland who must follow further quarantine and testing requirements, regardless of vaccination status. Full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Additional documents required

An online passenger locator form must be completed 48 hours before departure. - Passenger locator form
For more details United Kingdom Government

Government measures

Throughout England, most restrictions have been lifted and people are advised to use their own personal judgment to manage their own risk. For further information on official guidelines for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and specific regions of England, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Use of masks

Face masks are recommended in enclosed environments and on public transportation. Private businesses and workplaces may set their own policies or guidance.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Bars

Bars are open open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open as usual without limits to capacity or group size.

Shops

Shops are open as usual but may set their own safety measures, such as the use of hand sanitizer and mask requirements.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. Additionally, recovered travelers may present a negative antigen test, taken 48 hours before travel, instead of a PCR test before boarding. The traveler must have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 3 months and received at least 1 dose of vaccine 2 weeks before travel.
The documents must be in English or certified copies of an English translation can also be presented.
Once travelers have left the 'Tourism bio-bubble', staying at a 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotel will no longer be permitted. It is recommended to stay at a Safe and Secure hotel that is not level 1.
Further information can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to isolate at 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotels for 15 days or depending on the length of stay in Sri Lanka if visiting for less than 15 days. Visitors are allowed to use all facilities within the hotel but must not leave the property.
A second PCR test will be administered on day 14 and those testing negative may leave quarantine. Travelers staying less than 14 days in Sri Lanka are exempt from additional testing requirements. A β€œdischarge document’’ will be issued by the hotel doctor at the end of this period.
After booking, the hotel will provide a reference number that needs to be provided on the ETA application process. A list of the 'Safe and Secure' hotels can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided before boarding. The test result must be in English or a certified copy of an English translation can also be presented.

Testing on arrival

All travelers will be tested on arrival and the test results will be provided in 24 to 48 hours, hotel facilities cannot be used until the result is confirmed negative.

Travel restriction details for UK

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for UK

Face coverings are no longer legally required in England.
But that's not the end of masks. Other parts of the UK have different rules and some shops and transport still require them.
Most businesses have now reopened. In England, all businesses have reopened and restrictions have been removed.
Reopenings vary depending on the area see detailed rules for:
Wales (https://gov.wales/coronavirus) Scotland (https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/) Northern Ireland (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19) England (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home)
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for UK

Exercise a high degree of caution

Requirements for arriving in the UK depend on where you've been, including transits, in the ten days before you arrive. The UK has a new international travel system which sets out entry requirements. The list of 'red' and 'rest of the world' countries can change. Simplified rules are in place for people recognised as fully vaccinated. You need to review the rules before travel. Penalties may apply if you don't follow measures. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the UK due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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