Guidelines and Requirements For Filipinos Traveling To UK This 2021

Good news! United Kingdom is open for Filipino visit visa applications, may it be for tourism purposes, visiting a relative, transit and even business, you may be able to go to UK using your Philippine passport. In this article, we have summed up the frequently asked questions in traveling to the UK as well as some guidelines you need to remember.

Just a heads up before reading, please be advised that the UK government have imposed penalties to those who will not strictly follow their requirements. So make sure to get a pen and a paper to write everything down.

  1. Who can travel to the UK from the Philippines? You can definitely fly to the United Kingdom if you are vaccinated. Please be advised that there is no ample announcement on unvaccinated minors bound to the UK. However, this may change without prior notice. UK has an iron fist when it comes to penalties, yet their guidelines changes from to time. Make sure to also have a valid passport, and a valid UK Tourist Visa.
  2. What are the vaccines approved by the UK for Filipino tourists? According to the NHS Website, here are some of the covid19 vaccines currently approved in the UK.
    • Moderna vaccine
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
    • Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
    • Janssen vaccine
  3. Do I need to present RT-PCR Test? Yes. You are required to. Failure to present a negative RT-PCR test result will allow the government to fine you £500 or almost PHP34,591. Think about what you can do with that ample amount. Make sure to get tested. The UK government suggest to take the RT-PCR test 3 days before your travel to England.
    • For instance, you will arrive by Friday, you can take the test by Tuesday / Wednesday or even Thursday. For accuracy concerns, we recommend taking an RT-PCR test 72 hours before the flight.
    • Please note that the test result should meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml. The clinic might be able to discuss it with you. We recommend looking for a DOH accredited clinic.
  4. Do I need to have a travel insurance? Absolutely! The cost of healthcare in the UK is skyrocket high. Worst case scenario would be being positive as you travel in the UK. Make sure to get a travel insurance with coverage on covid19. You can get your travel insurance here for free quotation.
    • Our insurance partner company will pay for the emergency medical treatment. This means that the insurance company will shoulder the expenses incurred in case that you are medically diagnosed with covid-19 by the select public health authority or a relevant government body.
    • You are also eligible for a daily hospital allowance with a lump sum of PHP4,000 for your UK trip.*
  5. Do I need to quarantine upon arrival to the UK from the Philippines? As of September 5, 2021, the Philippines is listed under the RED LIST… which means you may have to undergo MANAGED QUARANTINE upon arrival.
    • Please note that if the Philippines is on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you need to book a managed quarantine hotel and take 2 covid19 tests. You need to be quarantined for 10 days. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day 0.
  6. Where can I book the managed quarantine hotel? Under the UK guidelines, the traveler must directly book their managed quarantine hotel. Our team can send you the list of accredited managed quarantine hotel for FREE. Kindly email us at info@926atravelandtours or message us in our online form. 926 Asia is a travel agency specializing in tourist visa processing in Makati City, Philippines (since 2017). You must also need to fill out the online passenger locator form.
    • Please be reminded that you can only enter in the following airports. If you do not observe these guidelines or the appropriate airport, prepare yourself up to £10,000 penalty or almost PHP691,398! You will also be charged by cost of transportation to the nearest designated port.
      • Heathrow Airport
      • Gatwick Airport
      • London City Airport
      • Birmingham Airport
      • Bristol Airport
      • Farnborough Airport and
      • Biggin Hill Airport

In our experience and expertise, the UK government changes their guidelines from time to time. Make your trip hassle free and worry free by booking with us. We provide your travel needs at a reasonable rate. 926 Asia is a legitimate agency since 2017.* For other guidelines, reach our team at info@926atravelandtours.com or through our online form. Our physical office is in Makati City, Philippines.

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