What you need to know before entering the UK

If you are a Monaco resident heading to the United Kingdom, here is everything you need to know before setting off on your journey, including the form that must be filled out before entry.
As of Saturday, 15th August, the Principality, along with several other countries, is no longer allowed to travel to the UK without a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. It is possible to travel for shorter time periods provided that confinement measures are respected for the entirety of a person’s stay. Reasons for this kind of short term travel include family emergencies or transits and require that the person involved does not take public transport or mix with the general population more than necessary.
Before entering the country, a form must be filled out online which requires both an internet connection as well as pertinent travel information, such as passport number, flight or train numbers, arrival times and dates and if you are travelling with others. Children under 18 may be added to a parent or guardian’s form so long as the child is entering and leaving the country with the adult.
The form can be filled out up to 48 hours in advance and will be sent directly to the UK database, with a copy emailed to the traveller. This emailed copy contains a PDF that must be downloaded onto a smartphone or printed out so that, if asked by border authorities, it can be presented. Failure to do so may disallow entry to the country. Refusal to complete the form constitutes a criminal offense and is punishable by a fine.
To access the online form, visit  https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk and for more information, go to  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors
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