COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, UK, January 12, 2021

U. S. Embassy London
January 12, 2021


Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, January 12, 2021

Location:  United Kingdom

The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates.

On January 11, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all persons intending to travel by air to the United Kingdom must produce a negative COVID-19 test result. Beginning 4am on January 15, all persons (with limited exemptions) arriving by ship, plane or train will have to take a test up to three (3) days before departure and provide evidence of a negative result before they travel. For more information please see the Gov.UK website.

Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice and should consult their travel provider prior to departing for international travel or our website at

The Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for the UK.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 (Very High) Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to COVID-19 advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe.

Actions to Take:



U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom
33 Nine Elms Lane
London, UK SW11 7US
+44 (0) 207-499-9000
from U.S.: 011 44 207-499-9000

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
+44 (0) 131 556-8315

U.S. Consulate General Belfast
+44(0) 28 9038-6100

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
United Kingdom Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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