United Kingdom

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine is required unless you are either vaccinated or EUDCC holder. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in United KingdomHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering United Kingdom. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in United Kingdom?

+51,181 New COVID cases in United Kingdom
+146 New COVID deaths in United Kingdom
68.12% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Basic facts about United Kingdom

United Kingdom is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The capital of United Kingdom is London and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in United Kingdom is British pound (GBP).

What taxi apps are available in United Kingdom?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in United Kingdom.

Uber is available in 19 cities of United Kingdom. Bolt is available in 11 cities of United Kingdom.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

British pound (GBP)Official currency
1 EUR~0.85 GBP
1 USD~0.76 GBP

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in United Kingdom?

There is one common plug type used in United Kingdom:

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter United Kingdom?

Currently, citizens of 91 countries can enter United Kingdom without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter United Kingdom?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter United Kingdom.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Is it safe in United Kingdom?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On July 19, 2021, the risk level for United Kingdom was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in United Kingdom

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to United Kingdom?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol and tobacco allowances are only available to those aged 17 and over.

Alcohol

  • 4L of spirits or strong liqueurs (over 22% ABV (Alcohol By Volume), or 9L of fortified wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alcoholic beverage of less than 22% ABV.

You can mix these allowances as long as you don't go over your total alcohol allowance.

For example, if you only bring back 4.5L of fortified wine (50 percent of your total alcohol allowed of 9L), you may also bring back 2L of spirits (50 percent of your total alcohol allowance of 4L) to make up your 100 percent alcohol quota.

Please keep in mind that this is merely an example and that different combinations are possible.

In addition, you may also bring back:

  • 42 litres of beer, and
  • 18 litres of still wine

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco (including shisha tobacco) or 200 sticks of tobacco for heating.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of United Kingdom:

Ireland
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