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Travelling from Mallorca to England – Covid-19 rules

The testing and quarantine requirements for foreign travel are subject to frequent changes and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the latest developments. To help you figure out what is needed, we have summarised the Coronavirus rules for travelling from Mallorca to England.

RECENT UPDATES:

All remaining Covid restrictions for travel from Mallorca to England were removed on Friday, 18th March 2022, 4 am.

Travellers no longer need to complete a passenger locator form and there are no requirements to test or quarantine.

The above applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status.

Please note: travel restrictions still apply for travel to Mallorca.

The Coronavirus traffic light system

On 4th October 2021, the rules for foreign travel became less complex. While the previous system distinguished between red, amber and green countries, the new system simply has a red list and “the rest of the world”. As was the case before, travel to countries on the red list is not recommended, and stringent measures will need to be adhered to by anyone returning from a red list country. Mallorca has never been on the red list and, therefore, the “standard” rules apply.

Overview of the Covid-19 rules for travel from Mallorca to England

To give you an overview of the previous and current travel rules for those returning to England from Mallorca, we have summarised the requirements in the following tables. Please see below for further information regarding the passenger locator form and details on the different tests required.

Please note:
Some of the rules for travelling to Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland may be different – please see the UK Government website for further information on this.

Adults (18 years and older) travelling from Mallorca to England

Previous (from 9/1/22 – 10/2/22)Previous
(from 11/2/22 – 18/3/22, 3.59 am )
Current (from Friday, 18/3/22, 4 am)
Adults –
fully vaccinated
• Passenger locator form
• Day 2 test (choice of lateral flow or PCR)
• No self-isolation required
Passenger locator formNo forms, tests, or quarantine required
Adults –
not fully vaccinated
• Passenger locator form
• Pre-departure test
• Quarantine for 10 days
• Day 2 PCR-test
• Day 8 PCR-test
• Test to release possible from day 5
• Passenger locator form
• Pre-departure test
• Day 2 PCR-test
No forms, tests, or quarantine required
Covid-19 requirements for adults travelling from Mallorca to England

Please note that Covid restrictions still apply when travelling from England to Mallorca. Please see our page Covid-19 mandatory documentation on arrival at Palma Airport.

Children (under 18s) travelling from Mallorca to England

Previous (until Friday, 18/3/2022, 3.59 am)

Forms to completeTestingQuarantine
Aged 4 and underPassenger locator form (a child can be included on an adult’s form if they are staying at the same UK address) No testing required Not required
5 to 17-year-oldsPassenger locator form (a child can be included on an adult’s form if they are staying at the same UK address) No testing requiredNot required

Current (from Friday, 18/3/2022, 4 am)

Forms to completeTestingQuarantine
Aged 4 and under NoneNo testing required Not required
5 to 17-year oldsNoneNo testing requiredNot required
Covid-19 requirements for children travelling from Mallorca to England

Covid-19 forms and tests – the details

Please note: As of Friday, 18/3/2022 at 4 am, none of the forms or tests listed below are required when travelling from Mallorca to England.

How and when do I need to fill in the Passenger Locator Form?

  • You will need to submit this online any time in the 72 hours prior to arrival in the UK.
  • Any tests that are required have to be booked prior to completion of the passenger locator form, as the test reference numbers are needed for the form.
  • To fill in the passenger locator form, follow this link and scroll down to the green “start now” button.

What is the pre-departure test?

  • If required, you will need to take this test in Mallorca in preparation for your return journey.
  • A PCR-test is recommended but LAMP- or antigen (lateral flow)- tests are also accepted.
  • You need to take the test within the 2 days before you travel to England.
  • The test certificate must be written in English, French or Spanish.

What is the Day 2 test?

  • You will need to take this test on or before day 2, following your return to / arrival in the UK.
  • The test has to be booked prior to filling in the passenger locator form, as the test reference number is required for completion of the form.
  • For adults who are not fully vaccinated, this needs to be a PCR-test, which has to be ordered from a private provider.
  • Fully vaccinated adults, as well as children (under 18s), have the option between a PCR test or a lateral flow test. Either of these needs to be ordered and purchased from a private provider.
  • NHS COVID-19 tests cannot be used for this purpose.

What is the Day 8 test?

  • This test needs to be taken, if applicable, on day 8 following your return to / arrival in the UK. From 11/2/22, the day-8 test is no longer required.
  • The test has to be booked prior to filling in the passenger locator form, as the test reference number is required for completion of the form.
  • This test is only required for those who are not fully vaccinated and needs to be a PCR-test.
  • The test has to be ordered from a private provider.
  • NHS COVID-19 tests cannot be used for this purpose.

Please also see the UK Government website for further information.


To prepare for your journey from the UK to Mallorca, please see our pages

Covid-19: What you need to know when travelling via Palma Airport

and

Covid-19 mandatory documentation on arrival at Palma Airport.

 

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