Coronavirus and FAQs at (STN) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at London-Stansted airport (STN)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to United Kingdom

International travel to the UK is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed. There may be different requirements if you are traveling to Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

Vaccinations and travel rules for vaccinated people

Travelers presenting a valid certificate of complete vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the country of departure or other selected countries are exempt from quarantine requirements and post-arrival testing on day 8. Final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and must book a second PCR test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival.

Travelers who test positive for PCR should self-isolate for 10 days. Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the UK, Europe, the US, and other specific countries. You can find a complete list of licensed vaccines and issuing countries HERE

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Proof of a negative PCR or LFD test, taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided upon departure. This certificate must be in English, French or Spanish. You can find more information about tests, such as the accepted minimum standards HERE

Test is done upon arrival

Unvaccinated travelers must purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' prior to departure, for the 'Day 2 and Day 8 testing'. These tests must be administered twice during self-quarantine, on or before day 2 and on day 8. Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'day 2 test'. This reserved test must be a PCR test and administered after arrival, on or before day 2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is confirmed.

Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the length of their stay, but testing should only be done if travelers are still in the UK on the testing dates. Tests can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found HERE

Additional documents required

An online passenger locator form must be completed 48 hours prior to departure.

For more details on the UK Government website



Inside the airport, you can take PCR, antigen and antibody tests in the Arrivals area of the terminal, in the yellow zone of the Short Stay car park and at the T&P and R&X zones of the JetParks parking lots. Screening centres are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.


Latest updates: March 02, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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