Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Travel Rules for USA, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and Cuba

From February 11, the Covid rules and restrictions for travelers entering the country will be relaxed even further.

All testing measures for fully vaccinated travelers arrival in England will be removed, and it will also be easier for unvaccinated passengers to enter.

Currently, not vaccinated passengers are required to remain in isolation for 10 days on arrival, but this requirement will also be dropped from 4:00 AM on 11 February.

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Non-vaccinated travelers also no longer need to take a PCR test on day eight, but must meet other test requirements.

While travel rules are being relaxed for passengers arriving in England, some restrictions still apply when arriving in other countries.

View current restrictions for passengers traveling to the US, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and Cuba.


Fully vaccinated travelers can enter the US and do not need to be quarantined on arrival, but are advised to take a test within three to five days of arrival.

If passengers have recovered from documented Covid infection within the past 90 days, regardless of vaccination status, they will not be required to take a test for three to five days after travel.

Before boarding a flight to the US, passengers must present a negative Covid test result taken no more than a day before travel.

All air passengers to the US are also required to provide contact information to their airline before boarding.

Most unvaccinated travelers cannot enter the US unless they meet certain exemption criteria, such as being a US citizen or citizen or permanent resident.


Mexico is open to travelers

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter Mexico, but they must register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform before boarding their flight and show the QR code upon arrival.

After the previous closure to all non-essential traffic, the US-Mexico land border reopened on November 8 to travelers going to the US who have been vaccinated.

The closure will remain in effect for unvaccinated travelers and will mainly affect tourism and recreation.

Upon arrival in Mexico, travelers are asked to complete a health questionnaire. This document is available in Spanish and English.

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Vaccinated travelers can enter Canada

Fully vaccinated travelers can enter Canada for non-essential reasons, such as tourism, but they must follow certain rules.

Passengers must take a pre-arrival test at least 72 hours in advance, have no Covid symptoms and submit their information via ArriveCAN.

Some passengers may be selected to test on arrival and isolate pending a negative result.

Those who have not been fully vaccinated are not currently allowed to enter Canada.


Travelers to Jamaica must test before entering the country

Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, passengers must obtain access through the Visit Jamaica website.

All travelers over the age of 12 must present a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of entering Jamaica.

If their test is negative, they are not expected to self-isolate upon arrival in the country, but all travelers can be screened for symptoms at the airport.


Passengers traveling to Cuba must show vaccination status

From January 5, 2022, travelers arriving in Cuba from the UK will require a valid Covid vaccination certificate from their country of origin and a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from providing vaccination certificates or PCR test results.

Adults in possession of a medical certificate proving that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from providing vaccination certificates.

Visitors no longer need to routinely self-isolate or take a PCR test upon arrival in Cuba, but sanitation authorities are present at the airport and will conduct random PCR testing.

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