Important Updates

Latest Covid-19 guidance for passengers

Changes to rules for travel testing.

Before you travel from England all passengers should:

  • Check foreign travel advice for all countries you will visit or travel through.
  • Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to take to enter those countries.
  • Find out how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination status abroad.
  • To check the COVID-19 travel requirements in the country you’re travelling to, check our Travel Made Easy Page

Before you travel to England passengers should:

Fully vaccinated 

  • From 4am Friday 7 January you will no longer need to take a pre-departure test before returning to England.
  • You must book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken before the end of day 2 after you arrive in England.
  • From 4am Sunday 9 January you can choose to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test after you arrive in England. If your lateral flow test returns positive, you will need to self-isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test.
  • Complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England.

Not fully vaccinated - you must continue to

  • Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England.
  • Self isolate for 10 days (depending on the following test results)
  • Book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests – to be taken before day 2 after arrival in England
  • If your day 2 test is negative, you must continue to isolate.
  • You must take your day 8 test on or after day 8.
  • Complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

Full Government guidance can be found here Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

Updated face covering guidance

Passengers and staff are required to wear a face covering in the terminal and on airport buses. Therefore, it is mandatory to wear face coverings at check-in, when going through security, in the departures lounge, at the gate to board your aircraft, onboard your aircraft, on all airport buses, during the arrivals process – including immigration, baggage reclaim and on our car park buses. Please see here for more details.

  • Children/people with disabilities including hidden disabilities may be exempt. Please see here for more details.
  • In all other indoor spaces, the airport strongly recommends the wearing of face coverings. 

It is mandatory on many airlines to wear a face covering, so passengers are advised to check this with their carrier before flying. 

HS2 Works Notification: Drivers visiting Birmingham Airport should be aware of winter road closures due to the construction of HS2

Drivers visiting Birmingham Airport in the next few months should be aware of road closures related to the development of HS2.

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