Traveling to United Kingdom – COVID-19 Updates
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. If you are traveling from the US, it is an especially common route to take. A lot of Americans go to the UK every year to take in some of the unique history and culture, and to get to know our friends across the pond a little better. This year, of course, all travel is being affected in one way or another by the covid-19 pandemic, and the UK is no different.
If you are considering going to the UK this year, you should make sure that you do so at the best time, following along with all of the advice and regulations that are in place at any one time. To help you make your decisions and travel safely, we have compiled here some of the most pertinent points regarding traveling to the UK this year.
At the moment, Americans are being strongly encouraged not to travel to the United Kingdom. This is largely as a result of a considerable number of cases still coming in daily – albeit at a decreasing rate, and the cases are now declining considerably. Still, the advice is not to travel there unless you absolutely have to.
That being said, you are allowed to travel freely to the UK right now as an American, so it is entirely up to you whether you want to take the risk or not. As you are about to see, however, there are many things to bear in mind if you do decide to go to the UK this year.
If you do travel to the UK right now, you can expect to have to undergo pre-travel testing to ensure you are free of the virus. You will also need to go into quarantine for 10 days after arrival, regardless of what your test results were. During this quarantine, you will have additional tests on days 2 and 8.
If you are going to England specifically, the quarantine might be reduced after a negative test result. You will also need to show that you had a negative PCT result 72 hours before flying to the UK. Without that, you won’t be allowed entry at all.
If you fail to comply with the rules in the UK around covid-19, there are heavy fines for doing so. Non-compliance is a fine of £1,000 ($1,360). You might even get jail time if you try to purposefully circumvent any of the rules. At the extreme end, you can face 10 years in jail and a fine of £10,000 ($13,789).
All that being said, if you follow the rules, you can still travel to the United Kingdom right now, and later in the year it could be a lot more relaxed still. Biirdee can help you arrange business class and first class air travel to the United Kingdom if you do decide to go. Get your quote and save now: http://biirdee.com/quote.