UK COVID 19 Restrictions for Business Aviation Operating Crew & Pax

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Passenger Restrictions

Entry requirements for fully-vaccinated passengers

Effective Feb. 11, 2022

Entry requirements for non fully-vaccinated passengers

Before you travel to England you must:

When you arrive in England – not fully vaccinated

Passengers Arriving from a Red List Country

Note: There are currently no countries on the Red List.

There are different rules if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England. There are currently no countries or territories on the red list.

Crew Restrictions

Entry requirements for fully-vaccinated crew

If you qualify as fully vaccinated, you do not need to take a COVID-19 test when you arrive in England.

Entry requirements for not fully-vaccinated crew

  • You do not need to Complete a passenger locator form or take any Covid 19 test before travel to England

After you arrive in England:

  • If you are in England for longer than 2 days, you need to take a lateral flow test on or before day 2
  • If you are travelling every day, you must take a lateral flow test at least once every 3 days
  • You do not need to quarantine

The current guidance for crew operating in the UK can be found with accessing the following link:

London-Northolt expanded operating hours

Universal Aviation Northolt

RAF Northolt Airport in London has extended its M-F operating hours by three hours to 0800-2000L. This is a big deal because as the closest GA-accessible to central London, as well as the closest airport to Heathrow, these longer hours make it a much better option for international operators. Universal Aviation Northolt worked hard to make this happen.

UK-APD payments

Don’t miss your UK-APD payments – Passenger flights out of the UK are subject to Air Passenger Duty (UK-APD) payments, and many operators forget to pay these within the 7-day deadline. Since we have a local office, we can monitor and manage any payments owed on your behalf. Just send a request to our Global Regulatory Team to get started. It’s a fast and easy setup process.


A new emissions reporting scheme now applies as a result of Brexit – UK-ETS. If you need help with your UK-ETS monitoring and reporting, we can make this easy for you. Contact our Global Regulatory team directly.

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