Check entry requirements
Find the latest rules for your outbound and return journey
Additional entry requirements and restrictions have been introduced due to COVID-19. These differ from country to country and may be subject to change with very little notice.
Please check the UK Government’s step-by-step guide to travelling abroad for the latest information.
It is your responsibility to check the latest travel advice and entry requirements for your outbound and return journey, including any flight connections
We have additional entry requirements for several countries. Please read the relevant section if you are travelling to, or transiting through, these countries.
For further information about worldwide travel, please check the UK Government’s travel advice and entry requirements by country
You must book any necessary COVID-19 tests for your outbound and return journey, to be taken within the required timeframe for travel (usually within three days of departure)
Outbound routes from the UK - Available on selected outbound routes (including all US, Canada and French destinations; and all destinations in Ireland departing from 2 May onwards).
Arrivals into the UK - Available on all international flights into the UK.
To give you peace of mind, we’ve partnered with the VeriFLY app to help check you meet the entry requirements of your destination by providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility, before departing for the airport.
VeriFLY is a third-party travel readiness app, provided by Daon. Using this third-party service is optional. You’ll be able to present a test certificate and other documentation at check-in if you prefer. Please remember, it is your responsibility to check and observe all of the latest health and entry requirements applicable to your journey before you travel.
Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your journey, you may need a visa or an equivalent form of authorisation for every country you enter as part of your journey — even if you are only connecting from one flight to another. This is in addition to a valid passport.
Check if you need a visa via the IATA Travel Centre - it's free to check and also includes passport and health requirements, as well as customs, currency and airport information.
Each passenger is responsible for checking and conforming with the entry and exit requirements at their arrival and return destinations. If you have made a booking on behalf of someone else, you must provide them with this information. Requirements may include temperature checks, proof of negative PCR COVID-19 tests or completion of forms. Please be aware that if you fail to comply with these requirements you may not be able to travel or be allowed to enter your destination.
If you’re unable to travel, please don’t come to the airport. If you need to change your booking, please log into Manage My Booking to see which rebooking options are available to you.
Alternatively, you can call us and we’ll talk you through your options.
If you’re transferring, you still need to meet the requirements to be able to fly.
UK Government rules mean there are restrictions on flight connections based on where you’re connecting to and if you have visited any high-risk red list countries in the last 10 days.
Connecting to destinations within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man (the Common Travel Area)
If you have not travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you can continue your onward journey in England. You’re still able to connect flights at London Heathrow, Gatwick or any other UK airport, but you must stay airside (do not pass border control) and go straight through Flight Connections. You still need to comply with the entry requirements for your final destination. Please remember to follow the advice if you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must stop your journey at your first point of arrival in England. You must book a quarantine hotel and arrange COVID-19 tests. You still need to comply with the entry requirements for your final destination. Please remember to follow the advice if you’re travelling to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Connecting to destinations in the Rest of World
For destinations in the rest of the world (outside the Common Travel Area), you won’t need to stop your journey. You’re still able to connect flights at London Heathrow, Gatwick or any other UK airport, but you must stay airside (do not pass border control) and go straight through Flight Connections. If you do not pass border control, you will not need to quarantine. You still need to comply with the entry requirements for your final destination.
Further restrictions: Other rules which you must follow
Please check gov.uk website for the requirements and anything else you will need to follow e.g. transit visas.
If you’re connection is overnight, you must book a quarantine hotel. You should only travel directly to the airport when it is time to catch your next flight.
If you’re taking a connecting flight at another airport, you must travel directly to the next airport via the most direct route, only using public transport if there is no other option. It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.
Anyone transiting through the UK who passes through immigration, but who is not travelling directly to the next airport, is required to comply with UK Government restrictions, including booking a quarantine hotel and COVID-19 tests if you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days.
Find more information about flight connections.
Protective measures to keep you safe during your journey.
Our travel insurance partner Allianz Assistance offers medical assistance cover for COVID-19 for customers in the UK and some other countries.
Find deals on tests in the UK and tests to use abroad. Plan your testing now to help your journey run smoothly.