Travelling to the UK

Residents or visitors travelling to the UK from any country, must provide journey and contact details using the form below.  This includes if you’re travelling from a country or territory where you do not have to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. You must complete this form even if you’ve already completed a different form to enter another country.  If you do not do this before you arrive it might take you longer to enter the UK.

The journey and contact details form must be completed online less than 48 hours before you travel.  Do not print out the form and fill it in by hand.


When you arrive at the UK border you’ll need to show either:

  • a printed copy of your confirmation email

  • the confirmation email on your phone

The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.


This is a free service. You do not need to pay another website or business to provide your contact details for you.

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk


You’ll also need to self-isolate in the place you’re staying for the first 14 days after you arrive, unless you’re travelling from certain countries or territories.


Cyprus and Turkey are included on the exempted countries lists for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland so there is no requirement to quarantine if you are coming from the TRNC.


You may be fined up to £100 (£60 in Northern Ireland) if you refuse to provide your contact details. You may be fined more if you break this rule more than once. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK (unless you’re either British or a UK resident).


If you develop Coronavirus symptoms
Do not travel if you have Coronavirus symptoms.


If you develop Coronavirus symptoms when you’re travelling to the UK, tell the crew or driver on your plane, ferry, train or bus. They’ll tell staff in the airport, port or station, so they can tell you what you should do next when you arrive.

If you’re travelling with other people
You and the people you’re travelling with must all complete a separate form.  If you’re travelling with someone under 18 years old, they do not need their own form if you:

  • will arrive and leave together

  • will stay at the same UK address

  • add their details into your form

If you will enter the UK more than once in 48 hours
You can include multiple journeys in your form if you will enter the UK more than once in 48 hours, for example if you’re a haulier or crew member.
 

Who does not need to complete the form
You do not need to complete the form if you’re travelling from one of the following places, and you were there for 14 days or more:
Ireland
the Channel Islands
the Isle of Man
There are other reasons why you might not need to complete the form. Read the list of who does not need to complete the form.

Before you start
You’ll need:

  • your passport details

  • the name of the airline, train or ferry company you’re travelling with

  • the name of the company organising your tour group - if you’re travelling as part of a tour group

  • your booking reference

  • the name of the airport, port or station you’ll be arriving into

  • the date you’ll be arriving

  • your flight, train, bus or ferry number

  • the address you’ll be staying at for your first 14 days in the UK

  • details of someone who can be contacted if you get ill while you’re in the UK

 

If you’re travelling by Eurostar or Eurotunnel:

  • put ‘Eurostar’ or ‘Eurotunnel’ when the form asks ‘What is the flight number, train service or ship name that you will arrive on?’

  • provide your scheduled time of departure.


Contact the helpline if you need help with completing the form or have questions about self-isolation.

 

For queries relating to who does not need to complete the form or self-isolate, please read the list of those who are exempt and the evidence they should provide.

 

Form and self-isolation helpline
Telephone: 0800 678 1767
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Find out about call charges

 

Useful Links

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-transport-and-travel-guidance

Source: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

                              In cooperation with

TFR - The Foreign Residents in the TRNC