Detailed guide: How to quarantine when you arrive in England

From 15 February onwards, everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area must: quarantine for 10 days take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining follow the national lockdown rulesYou should follow separate advice if you need to quarantine in:What you must do before you travelEveryone must: take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine complete a passenger locator form with…

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Detailed guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants

What surge testing isSurge testing is increased testing (including door-to-door testing in some areas) and enhanced contact tracing in specific locations in England.It involves testing of people who do not have any symptoms of coronavirus.Surge testing started on Monday 1 February.Genomic sequencing means analysing the virus sample to understand how it compares with other cases.Why the government is using surge testingExtensive surveillance of coronavirus has identified a small number of cases of COVID-19 variants and mutations which cannot be traced back to international travel.The government is using surge testing and genomic sequencing to:Read more about surge testing being deployed in England to monitor and suppress the spread of…

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Detailed guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID-19) variants

What surge testing isSurge testing is increased testing (including door-to-door testing in some areas) and enhanced contact tracing in specific locations in England.It involves testing of people who do not have any symptoms of coronavirus.Surge testing started on Monday 1 February.Genomic sequencing means analysing the virus sample to understand how it compares with other cases.Why the government is using surge testingExtensive surveillance of coronavirus has identified a small number of cases of COVID-19 variants and mutations which cannot be traced back to international travel.The government is using surge testing and genomic sequencing to:Read more about surge testing being deployed in England to monitor and suppress the spread of…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Belgium

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Belgium.Sign up for email alertsYou must have health insurance cover to live in Belgium. You get health insurance by joining a health insurance fund called a mutuelle or ziekenfonds.You may still have to pay for the medical care or health services that you use, but your health insurance fund will pay you back for some of your healthcare costs.UK nationals usually access the Belgian healthcare system in one of these ways: joining a health insurance fund and also paying social insurance contributions using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Italy

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Italy.Sign up for email alertsUK nationals living in Italy usually access the Italian health system in one of these ways: registering to use the Italian state health system using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays registering a UK-issued S1 form with the Italian health systemYou have to pay to use parts of the healthcare system, although some parts are free.Healthcare if you live and work in ItalyYou must register as a resident to access state healthcare in Italy.If youre employed…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in France

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in France.Sign up for email alertsYou must have health insurance cover to live in France.State healthcare in France is not free. Healthcare costs are covered by both the state and through patient contributions. These are known as co-payments.You may have to pay upfront for some treatments. The French national insurance fund, Caisse Primaire dAssurance Maladie (CPAM), will then repay you for part of the costs later.UK nationals usually access the French healthcare system in one of these ways: making French social security contributions through their employer or as a self-employed person…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Norway

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Norway.Sign up for email alertsThis information is about living in Norway. Theres different guidance if youre visiting Norway.If you started living in Norway before 1 January 2021, your rights to access healthcare in Norway will stay the same for as long as you remain resident.This guidance explains what you need to do in Norway depending on your circumstances.Anyone registered as a resident in Norway has a right to access the Norwegian state healthcare system.State healthcare in Norway is not completely free. Healthcare costs are covered by both the state and…

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Detailed guide: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Spain

Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Spain.Sign up for email alertsAll residents in Spain need to register to access healthcare.Once registered for healthcare, basic state services are free, but there are some things that patients need to pay for. For example, you usually have to pay something towards prescriptions either a reduced price or the full price.UK nationals usually access the Spanish national health system in one of these ways: through entitlement to healthcare if theyre employed or self-employed in Spain paying directly into the public health insurance scheme (Convenio Especial) registering a UK-issued S1 form…

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Detailed guide: Register your S1 form in Spain online

If you cannot visit an INSS office in person, you can register your S1 form online instead.Some parts of the process are either in Spanish or need to be completed in Spanish.Before you startYoull need digital copies of the following documents: your S1 form a completed healthcare application form (only available in Spanish) your padrn certificate your passport your green A4 or credit-card-sized residency certificate (residencia) or new TIE card (Tarjeta de Identidad Extranjera)If youve applied for your TIE card but not yet received it, you can include a copy of the confirmation that your application has been approved (resolucin favorable) by the Spanish authorities.The total size of…

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Detailed guide: How to quarantine when you arrive in England

From 15 February onwards, everyone allowed to enter England from outside the Common Travel Area must: quarantine for 10 days take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining follow the national lockdown rulesYou should follow separate advice if you need to quarantine in:What you must do before you travelEveryone must: take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine complete a passenger locator form with…

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