Today 8 November 2021 UK citizens can finally start to book their Florida holiday for 2022/2023, knowing that their flights packages should actually go ahead.
Note: this article was last updated on 8 November 2021 and was correct at time of writing. for full details visit Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. immigrants: Air Travel to the United States
The US has now opened their borders to Florida for fully vaccinated travellers from the UK.
Florida current entry requirements and subject to change.
We suggest you print all documents and keep copies with you for checkin and security.
Requirement: Travel insurance with full Covid cover to cover positive tests, prior to departure from the UK, or whilst away in destination, also to cover all elements of the holiday costs and full medical Covid cover while on holiday.
Entry requirements for Fully Vaccinated Adults to Florida:
1.Before travelling to Florida from the UK in the coronavirus pandemic you will need to show proof of vaccination (double dose)(ie NHS Covid Pass for Travel)
2.Supervised Antigen or PCR test no more than 3 days before flight departure (fit to fly certificate must be provided) OR proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the last 90 days (Medical signed Letter will be required with full name and dates shown on letter – cannot only have email from NHS showing you are cleared to travel)
3.Complete attestation form before your flight to Florida
(Children ages 2-17, fully vaccinated (2 doses) can use same entry requirements as adults as long as full medical proof of vaccination can be provided)
ESTA’s don’t forgot those with all the tests required.
NOTE: If you choose self home tests for your Antigen testing they must be video observed and FDA/USA approved.
Entry requirements for Children 2-17, (Unvaccinated or 1 dose only)
Supervised Antigen or PCR test no more than 3 days before flight departure, when travelling with fully vaccinated parents Or proof of recovery from Covid-19 within the last 90 days (Medical signed Letter will be required with full name and dates shown on letter – cannot only have email from NHS showing you are cleared to travel).
Additional test 3-5 days after arrival in Florida, currently the guidance on this is not fully known and the type of test and supervision requirement, therefore we advise you book a supervised Antigen test with proof of purchase in order to meet the attestation criteria you will be agreeing to. (so this is another test supervised with proof) carry the proof of booking this test with you to airport and for security.
Complete attestation form before flight.
Infants under 2
Exempt from all above
Return back to the UK
Before you travel to England – fully vaccinated
Before you travel to England you must:
book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken when you arrive in England
complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
You cannot use an NHS test for your PCR test. You must use a private test provider.
You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.
If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You must quarantine until you receive a negative day 2 COVID-19 PCR test, or until you leave England, whichever is sooner.
When you arrive in England – fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 PCR test. This is the test that you booked before travel.
You can take the test any time after you arrive and before the end of day 2 at the latest. The day you arrive is day 0.
You must quarantine in your home or the place you are staying while you await your test result.