Do I need to take a COVID-19 test to enter the UK?
No, unless you show symptoms during screenings. The NHS covers testing for UK citizens but foreigners will need to pay for theirs (£250 to £500)
Can I transit through the UK?
Yes. You won’t need to quarantine as long as you don’t go through border control. If you are traveling by land, you don’t have to self-isolate but you need to travel strictly between ports and without using public transportation.
The rule of six
When in indoor or outdoor spaces there can’t be gatherings of more than six people at a time. Regardless of the maximum capacity of the establishment, there is a limit of six people per table, or per allotted space.
What places are open?
Hospitality venues (in-place service stops at 10 pm, but takeaways continue as normal)
Indoor theaters (ensuring enough space for social distancing)
COVID-19-secure wedding venues (a maximum of 30 attendants and sit-down service only)
Offices and other business facilities (however the government strongly advises sticking to remote work when possible)
Every establishment that serves food or drinks is obligated to enforce a take-out or table-only policy.
What is the current COVID-19 situation in the UK?
As of November 30, UK has reported 1,605,172 COVID-19 cases and 58,030 deaths caused by the virus. The situation is gradually getting worse and the spread of the 2nd wave is out of control.
At the moment there are between 15,000 – 20,000 new cases per day. (Source)
The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a resolution putting in place severe lockdowns and mobility and gathering restrictions to visitors and locals in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Leicester, North East of England, North West of England, West Midlands, West Yorkshire to be enforced after September 26. The end of said restrictions remains unknown.