Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Travel Rules and Restrictions for the US, Mexico and Canada

Travelers looking to escape from Heathrow and Gatwick at the beginning of the year should consider the latest travel regulations if they want to go to the US, Mexico or Canada.

As the number of cases of Omicron variants continues to rise around the world, more and more countries are rethinking travel restrictions to curb the spread.

Fortunately, the rules are relaxing in some parts of the world, and the United States may be the perfect place to take a break once you’ve had your vaccine. These are the latest travel rules for Mexico, USA and Canada.

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As of November 8, 2021, most restrictions on travelers entering the US will be relaxed for anyone who is fully vaccinated.

Those who have had both doses of a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are allowed to enter the country.

The list of approved vaccines includes the vaccines AstraZeneca, BIBP/Sinopharm, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac.


To find out if you can travel to Canada, it’s best to use the online ‘Find out if you can travel to Canada’ tool to see if you are eligible to enter the country.

On November 19, 2021, it was announced that as of January 15, 2022, the exemptions in admission requirements for certain groups of travelers would change.

Foreigners are not allowed to enter Canada if they have spent any time, including in transit, in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Egypt and Malawi.

Mandatory testing on arrival has also been reintroduced for travelers regardless of vaccine status, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, from all destinations except the US. Travelers should also self-isolate while they wait for the test result.

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Regardless of where you travel from, travelers to Mexico must register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform before boarding a flight to Mexico, and show the QR code upon arrival at the airport.

When passengers arrive in Mexico, they are asked to complete a health questionnaire, which is available in Spanish and English.

For those traveling from the US, unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to cross the US-Mexico border. Only those vaccinated with WHO-approved COVID vaccines are allowed to travel.

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