Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Hays to the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has reimposed national lockdown.
From January 4, National lockdown in England is in effect. Traveling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education.
Foreign nationals are subject to the ‘Stay at Home’ regulations. They should not travel abroad unless it is permitted.
Different rules apply in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Travelers must follow all the rules that apply to them.
From November 20, Scotland restricted cross-border travels within the UK, only essential travels—which includes health reasons, work and for study—will be allowed to enter and leave Scotland. People living within Level 3 or Level 4 lockdown areas in Scotland are also not permitted to leave their area, and banned from traveling overseas, though people in Level 0-2 are not.
Travelers who have been in or transited through ared list travel ban countries in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter The United Kingdom with the exception of British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK.
Certain areas of the UK and Crown Dependencies may have specific travel regulations. Check the relevant page for information related to travel to Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Shetland, and Orkney.
All travelers entering the United Kingdom must present a completed "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" to immigration upon arrival.
On January 18, all travelers to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, including UK nationals returning home, must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR, antigen or LAMP test result taken within 3 days prior to departure.
Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.
Until January 21, travelers from Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia or Barbados will also not be in scope of the regulations.
On January 18, travel corridors will be suspended, all travelers arriving in the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man are subject to 10-day self-isolation. Travelers can take a test on the 5th day of their arrival, if the test result is negative the self-isolation period will end as soon as they receive the result, they must continue to self-isolate while awaiting for the test result. If the test is positive they need to self-isolate for another 10 days. Count the 10 days starting from the day they took the test, or from when they first had symptoms if that is earlier.
From February 15, British nationals, nationals of Ireland, residents of the UK who have been in or through a red list travel ban country in the past 10 days must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme.
Note: The English, Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish governments may be applying quarantine requirements differently. Check for more information on travel to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
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All travelers on flights to the UK must wear face coverings on aircraft and on public transport upon arrival thereafter. Passengers using taxis and private hire vehicles should also use a face covering for the duration of their journey. Drivers may refuse to transport passengers who do not follow guidance for safe travel.
From March 8, passenger traveling abroad will need to carry a new travel declaration form stating that their trip is permitted under UK national lockdown rules. The form must be downloaded, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded onto a mobile phone. Passengers who do not have a valid form may be denied boarding.
Review the UK government’s entry requirements, and read more about travel restrictions for the UK.
There are currently 15 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in GB and 86 deaths as of May 16 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to the United Kingdom.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to the United Kingdom is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to the United Kingdom with an airline and back with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to the United Kingdom up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Flight was faster than expected."
Cons: "Stuck with a window seat next to a couple on a group tour. She spilled into my seat so we kept jockeying for better comfort next to each other."
Pros: "What’s to like about flying commercial economy ? The chicken meal was tasty though."
Cons: "45 min delay boarding because the catering was late. Room in the seats. Plug between seats was not very reliable."
Pros: "Very efficient service and crew."
Cons: "In-flight entertainment skipped a lot and sound was bad. Flight felt very busy overall for a red-eye... Difficult to sleep."
Cons: "This flight was not a Lufthansa flight as advertised. It was a United flight. And they changed the plane, I believe. The two aisle seats I reserved ended up being a middle and a window seat. Grrr..."
Cons: "Has lots of contradicting texts about flight status"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Dirty seat, broken screen & headphone socket."
Pros: "Nothing. It was extremely stressful dealing with the cancellation."
Pros: "Snacks and drinks. Good legroom"
Cons: "I chose our seats online upon booking about 5 months ago and when we got to check in we were told we weren’t even sitting together for a 3.5 hour flight. Not sure why we got leftover seats when we chose already And booked months ago"
Pros: "Wonderful uneventful trip!"
Pros: "Excellent service. On time great food. No complaints."
Cons: "Service was outstanding. No complaints"
Pros: "United staff worked with me to book a round-about itinerary on a different airline that got me to my destination within 8 hours of the original flight. Progress announcements were made at regular, predictable intervals."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled an hour after scheduled takeoff due to mechanical issues. The plane was actually repaired, but the time it took to do so exceeded the flight crew's hours. I understand the practical implications, but in the moment it did feel maddeningly bureaucratic."
Pros: "Layout of plane good for walking. ATL gate agents 5-star, all other staff horrible. Drunk passenger vomited in aisle (SFO to Auckland) & got vomit in my hair. Nauseated entire 12 hour international flight & flight attendant refused to move me. Couldn’t eat because of vomit on me and around me, flight attendant said, “it’s perfect, I sprayed it.” Unbelievable!!! Do not recommend United Airlines."
Cons: "Drunk passenger vomited on me (SFO to Auckland) and female Asian flight attendant refused to move me even though plenty of cabin space available. Unsanitary condition called for empathy and United failed to deliver..."
Pros: "Getting home safely!!"
Pros: "Flight crew did everything possible to make up time lost from a maintenance delay."
Cons: "Crew member splattered me with tonic from a can he opened for the passenger in front of me. No harm done, however."
Pros: "Will never fly UNITED again no matter how cheap!!!!!"
Cons: "Will never fly UNITED again no matter how cheap!!!!!"
Pros: "While it was a long flight it was comfortable and surprisingly the food was good."
Cons: "We ran late as the plane needed some work on it before we could take off; when it was finally done there was a storm and could not take off again. We were behind over an hour before we could leave but we made up for in as we had good tail wind."
Pros: "Courteous cabin crew."
Cons: "I pre-paid $250 to bring my pet, for my extended vacation to visit family, and was careful to book a ticket that allowed me to pre-select my window seat. After I boarded the aircraft, I discovered to my dismay, that my standard sized pet carrier did not fit under the seat in front of me. There was a metal box bolted under the seat, that significantly reduced the size of that space. Having to pay so much extra to bring my pet on board in the cabin, I would have expected United to ensure that my pet carrier would fit under the seat. Based on a previous United flight, I expected to be able to watch a free movie on my smart phone, using the United Wi-Fi entertainment, and my wireless Bluetooth earphones. This aircraft did not offer that service. Instead, there was a screen on the seat back, and a physical headphone jack. I had no way to watch anything, or even follow the aircraft position, without paying extra, and requesting wired headphones. I checked the United website prior to my flight, and saw that they provided Wi-Fi, so I was prepared to take advantage of the free United entertainment, but I was disappointed."
Cons: "I had to wait at the gate for over an hour. UA lost my bags and trying to get reimbursed was difficult. The agent who checked me in was very rude."
Cons: "My booking confirmation told me we were on Lufthansa flight #7644 so naturally we went to the Lufthansa terminal at the airport. We waited in line to check in and were then redirected to a different terminal because we were actually flying United. How did that happen and why wasn't it explained ahead of time? The seat was too small for an international flight and the entertainment was unwatchable because there was a constant screeching sound in the headphones, a problem with the jack."
Pros: "No problems"
Cons: "Would have been nice to have more room"
Pros: "First leg of journey cancelled because of weather, so we drove to ORD. Phone agents were nice, helpful, and effective."
Cons: "Somehow, airplane food keeps getting worse. There's got to be a bottom somewhere, but we haven't found it yet."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and lights left on so I couldn't sleep."
Cons: "Food was embarrassingly poor I would rather pay additional fees to upgrade to s quality meal Bags in Edinburgh took over an hour and a half to retrieve But, the flight was safe and the crew very good"
Pros: "Nice flight. Did not seem I was in the plane as long as stated by the crew. All were attentive to the needs of the passengers."
Cons: "Boarding is a long drawn out procedure and the same hassle in every United terminal."
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Pros: "Pilot sped up to make up for lost time"
Cons: "Snacks need flavor"
Pros: "s This time my flight was on time so I was happy"
Cons: "Same as my experience on first flight - see comment above. Terrible!"
Pros: "It got me home in one piece and was almost on time."
Cons: "Older plane with no amenities in economy. I don't expect five star accommodations but should be beyond 1990's technologies."
Pros: "Everything was great! :)"
Cons: "As I am sure you already know and probably have heard many times, those seats sure are narrow! :("
Cons: "Having my flight delayed to the point I had 5 minutes after we landed to try and run like Carl Lewis to the next gate. DAMN NEAR missing my next flight."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled so I'm on stand by for who knows when"
Pros: "United, as always, was professional and efficient. Once I was able to find the information from price line for my check in, everything went smoothly. I was impressed that the airline sent an email suggesting a change of itinerary due to weather in Chicago, and waived change fees to facilitate this. I got home without cancelled or delayed flights."
Cons: "The kayak to price line to united interface led to communication breakdown. I received no notice to check in for my departing flight, and had to dig through several messages and 2 websites to find the appropriate confirmation number. It should be clearer who you are actually purchasing from, and there should be better fail-safes in place to prevent loss of information"
Cons: "Delays and accommodations"
Pros: "Timely departure. No delay."
Cons: "Seats were small. No wifi on this flight."
Pros: "Liked that it was fast flight, good service"
Cons: "Didn't like that it was soo small and the customer service when boarding were not the nicest people at all very rude"
Pros: "Left on time,waa inflight movies"
Cons: "Only one attendant initially on beverages, way slow"
Pros: "Nice crew, quick boarding, quick service."
Cons: "Only thing they lacked was entertainment. You could download an app for everything, but there were no plugs to charge your device."
Cons: "our flight was delayed more than 2 hours due to weather. Of course, not a pleasure to have, after flying so far, but I appreciated how apologetic the crew and pilot was, under the circumstances"
Pros: "The leg room and away sz and low cost of the upgrade"
Cons: "The economy seats are horrible and it was rather hot on the flight"
Cons: "Did not make flight due to delay from weather on flight from Atlanta to Houston."
Pros: "The flight attendant did the best he could knowing I was uncomfortably hot and there was nothing I could do. He gave me an extra ice cream to help :)"
Cons: "Complained to flight attendant about RIDICULOUSLY high temperature of the air craft. Flight attendants told me they had already requested the pilots turn the head down twice. The temperature of the plane made me extremely uncomfortable and unhappy."
Pros: "We left nearly on time, arrived on time and had a pleasant comfortable flight. I went to sleep early and skipped the food and drink, so I cannot comment on this aspect of the flight."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Service at the boarding gate."
Cons: "Comfort= no leg room, people pack like sardines Food+ have to purchase you own food. Entertainment= have to purchase Wi-Fi to get entertainment Overall after flight for almost 15 hrs. I was hoping to get some comfort for this flight."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "The flight got cancelled"
Pros: "The crew was fantastic despite the entertainment system wasn't working"
Cons: "The entertainment and wifi was nonfunctional for the 8 hr flight."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Entertainment systems did not function during the trip-a HUGE disappointment when the cost of the flight was over $1100 per person."
Airlines flying from Hays to the United Kingdom have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Hays to the United Kingdom
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Hays to the United Kingdom
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Hays to the United Kingdom
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Hays to the United Kingdom
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Hays to the United Kingdom