Children under 4 are NOT required to take any Covid 19 travel tests.
Children aged between 5 and 17 who are resident in any country that is NOT on the approved proof of vaccination list must:
Take a Covid 19 Test prior to travelling to England (aged 11 and above)
Pre-register (prior to arrival in England) and take a Day 2 PCR on or before Day 2 of arrival in England. (Arrival day is day 0)
Pre-register (prior to arrival in England) and take a Day 8 PCR on or after Day 8 in England. (Arrival day is day 0).
Quarantine for 10 days at home or in the place you are staying for a full 10 days or for the duration of your stay if less than 10 days.
If a child tests positive on Day 2 PCR Test then they do not have to take a Day 8 Test but must continue with 10 day isolation period.
If a child tests positive on Day 8 PCR Test then they must re-start their 10 day isolation period. The day they took the test is Day 0.
If a child would like to be released from their 10 day quarantine, please refer to FAQ’s Day 5 Test to Release PCR Test.