Travelling to the UK: March 2022 update   

As we move further into 2022 the global landscape for international travel is becoming a lot more accessible for Australians looking to move abroad. 

2022 & beyond may be a great time to start planning your upcoming journey & reignite your travel ambitions, which has been difficult to do over the past couple of years.  

Within this blog we will provide current updates from the Australian & UK Governments, look at the steps you can take to start planning your journey over to the United Kingdom & discuss each of the following points:  

  • Vaccination, Testing & Leaving Australia  
  • United Kingdom: Current situation  
  • Entering the UK 
  • Returning to Australia  
  • anzuk and you 

Vaccination, Testing & Leaving Australia 

If you are fully vaccinated you no longer require a travel exemption. Once fully vaccinated we recommend obtaining an International COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which provides proof of your full vaccination in the UK & many other countries. 

anzuk recommends that you are fully vaccinated prior to travelling overseas & also that you have organised travel insurance for your upcoming journey.

Due to testing shortages across the country, we recommended that you contact your airline to understand the appropriate testing requirements of your flight. Major airports across Australia are offering PCR tests on site where you can be tested 4 to 5 hours before your flight.  

Melbourne Airport – Covid-19 Testing  

Sydney Airport – Covid-19 Testing   

Brisbane Airport – Covid-19 Testing   


United Kingdom: Current situation 

The UK Government has recently removed all social distancing requirements, meaning you will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. It is still recommended to stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people.  

You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

We recommend monitoring the United Kingdom Smart Traveller advice from the Australian Government to stay updated on the conflict in Eastern Europe.  


Entering the UK 

The Covid-19 testing requirements to the UK have recently changed, meaning: 

  • You not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests before you travel to England or after you arrive (though as mentioned above, your airline may require you to do so). 
  • You do not need to quarantine when you arrive in England. 

Before you travel to England you must still complete a passenger locator form. You need to do this in the 3 days before you arrive in England.  

It is important that you research what further requirements may be specific to your journey when entering the UK, if you are planning to travel through a red list country in the previous 10 days: 

UK Border Control. 


Returning to Australia 

The states & territories across Australia may have different requirements for re-entry into Australia, so we recommend staying updated via:   

Smart Traveller: COVID-19: Re-entry and quarantine measures 


anzuk and you 

Please also reach out if you would like support from any of our UK teams. We have offices that cover the following locations:  

  • London  
  • Surrey  
  • Bristol & Southwest England  
  • Wales  
  • Regional United Kingdom 

Want to learn more about moving to the United Kingdom? Or maybe you’d like to hear about local opportunities across Australia or other international geographies such as NZ. 

Do you also need support with your visa?  

anzuk Visa Support Service can assist with your visa application for the UK. 

Check out the following link. We can’t wait to speak with you: 

As international travel requirements can easily & readily change, we highly recommend following the government links provided within this blog for future updates.