London is open to U.S. travelers
Effective August 2, 2021, U.S. travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be allowed to travel to the UK without having to quarantine.
To get you going, we've put together a comprehensive outline of everything you need to know to prepare for what might be your first international trip in a while.
From airline and flight information, to arrival testing steps and more — you can find all the resources below to ensure you're #LondonReady.
Booking your trip
Ready when you are! If you’re planning to travel to London soon, feel free to reach out to your FCM Team at any time. We're here to support you every step of the way, from booking and pre-trip preparation, through to in-journey assistance.
Your travel checklist
We’ve put together a comprehensive checklist to make sure you have everything you need for a seamless journey. When traveling to London remember to:
- Complete your Passenger Locator Form
- Check with your employer that you have sufficient travel insurance cover
- Carry a hard copy of your vaccine card
- Bring adequate proof of U.S. residency
Arrival testing steps and other info
Travelers must be fully vaccinated to travel to London without arrival quarantine. To be considered as fully vaccinated you must have received a full series of a vaccine authorized by the EMA and FDA in Europe and the USA at least 14 days prior to entering the UK.
Travelers will also need to complete a COVID-19 test:
- 3 days before departing to London
- Within 48 hours of arrival (must be a PCR test)
- 72 hours prior to your return to the US (not necessary if your arrival test was completed within the past 72 hours)
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Airline and flight information
Looking for direct flights to London? We've listed all airlines for you, along with additional information to help you understand what each airline offers.
Returning to the U.S.
There is nothing specific you need to do when leaving London other than to make sure you have completed a test and received a negative result.
Once back in the U.S., please remember that some states still require a mandatory quarantine upon your return from overseas. Information on what is required for each state can be found on our Travel News Hub.