Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing for Staff after International Travel


This guidance sets out the steps employers must take to help their staff get tested for COVID-19 if they regularly travel across UK borders.


It has been updated to reflect latest testing rules.


Employees that are not fully vaccinated must understand that if they are travelling for work, on their arrival in England they will need to follow the appropriate testing regime for their job role.


If employees are fully vaccinated, they will not need to take a COVID-19 test before they travel to England or after they arrive.


Employers requiring staff to travel regularly across UK borders must:

  • Make sure any not fully vaccinated staff understand what COVID-19 tests they must take after international travel.

  • Take reasonable steps to support them in taking these tests.

Employers have a legal obligation to do this if:

  • More than 50 people are employed.

  • Any employees, including agency workers, follow the bespoke testing regime.

UK Health Security Agency February 2022

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