From 4am on Monday 18 January 2021, you must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test to travel to England.
If you are arriving in England before 4am on 18 January 2021, you are under no legal obligation to get a test before you travel. You should not be denied boarding for failing to provide proof of a negative test result, and will not be fined on arrival into England.
We still encourage you to comply with this guidance and get a test if possible.
From 4am on 18 January 2021, if you do not present proof of a negative test result, you may not be able to board and could be fined £500 on arrival into England.
For more information, including exemptions, the standards that these tests will need to meet and what proof passengers will need to present, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england
Source: UK Department for Transport