International Travel Health and Safety Updates:

U.S. to and from the U.K.

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International Travel Health and Safety Updates: U.S. to and from the U.K.

Please note, all the information below is correct as of Monday, October, 11.

Your Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

Your health and safety is our team’s top priority and we are focused on making this process as easy as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership to ensure we have a safe, productive, and successful Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 in London. Please ensure that you have completed the form sent to you via email where Brand USA can then book and provide your COVID-19 tests free of charge.


Travel to and from the U.K. Health & Safety Protocols

U.S. based Exhibitors are required to take the following three tests for Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021. Please note for any tests that you choose to take at County Hall, the COVID-19 test center room (3rd Floor, Countess) will be available Monday – Thursday during event hours. As a reminder, all Brand USA exhibitors will be offered these tests free of charge.

For U.S. based exhibitors, the following three tests are required: 

 

TestType of TestTimingLocation of Test
Pre-event test
(Brand USA Requirement)
Lateral flow antigen test (taken on your own with upload to a website)
(Provider: Confirm Testing)
To be taken up to 48 hours prior to the event (on Saturday or Sunday)This will be available at your hotel
Day 2 U.K. Government Required TestLateral flow antigen test (the U.K. government is expected to have changed the requirement from a PCR to a lateral flow antigen test by the time of the event; if not, a PCR will be offered instead)
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken by Day 2 of your arrival (if you arrive Saturday, you must take this test by Monday)Available at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
*If you are arriving into the U.K., prior to Saturday e.g. on Friday, it can be taken at an ExpressTest test center in central London or on your arrival at London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airport.
Return to U.S. test (CDC Requirement) Lateral flow antigen test
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken up to 72 hours prior to your flight departure timeAvailable at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
*If you are flying out on Friday October 29, you can take this test from Tuesday
*If you are flying out on Saturday October 30, you can take this test from Wednesday
If you are flying out on Sunday October 31, you can take this test from Thursday
*If you are flying out from Monday November 1, the test can be taken at an ExpressTest test center in central London.

 

Please find the full list of ExpressTest clinic locations here

Please note, in addition to the above tests, you are required by the U.K. Government to complete a Passenger Locator Form (this has to be completed up to 48 hours before you board your flight, you will not be able to board unless you have completed this form, when completing the form you will need to provide the confirmation number of your Day 2 test booking).

The U.K. Government has requirements for people traveling to and arriving into the U.K. Full details of all inbound travel requirements to England can be found on the U.K. Government website here.


Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 team is working to ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees and staff. To ensure that this is achieved, all attendees and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination in advance of attending Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021.

Note: Brand USA will be following CDC guidance for when individuals are considered fully vaccinated. You will be considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a second dose of a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

Please note, all the information below is correct as of Thursday, September, 30.

Your Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

Your health and safety is our team’s top priority and we are focused on making this process as easy as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership to ensure we have a safe, productive, and successful Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 in London. Please ensure that you have completed the form sent to you via email where Brand USA can then book and provide your COVID-19 tests free of charge.

Travel to and from the U.K. Health & Safety Protocols

U.S. based Exhibitors are required to take the following three tests for Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021. Please note for any tests that you choose to take at County Hall, the COVID-19 test center room (3rd Floor, Countess) will be available Monday – Thursday during event hours. As a reminder, all Brand USA exhibitors will be offered these tests free of charge.

For U.S. based exhibitors, the following three tests are required: 

 

TestType of TestTimingLocation of Test
Pre-event test
(Brand USA Requirement)
Lateral flow antigen test (taken on your own with upload to a website)
(Provider: Confirm Testing)
To be taken up to 48 hours prior to the event (on Saturday or Sunday)This will be available at your hotel
Day 2 U.K. Government Required TestLateral flow antigen test (the U.K. government is expected to have changed the requirement from a PCR to a lateral flow antigen test by the time of the event; if not, a PCR will be offered instead)
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken by Day 2 of your arrival (if you arrive Saturday, you must take this test by Monday)Available at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
*If you are arriving into the U.K., prior to Saturday e.g. on Friday, it can be taken at an ExpressTest test center in central London or on your arrival at London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airport.
Return to U.S. test (CDC Requirement) Lateral flow antigen test
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken up to 72 hours prior to your flight departure timeAvailable at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
*If you are flying out on Friday October 29, you can take this test from Tuesday
*If you are flying out on Saturday October 30, you can take this test from Wednesday
If you are flying out on Sunday October 31, you can take this test from Thursday
*If you are flying out from Monday November 1, the test can be taken at an ExpressTest test center in central London.

 

Please find the full list of ExpressTest clinic locations here

Please note, in addition to the above tests, you are required by the U.K. Government to complete a Passenger Locator Form (this has to be completed up to 48 hours before you board your flight, you will not be able to board unless you have completed this form, when completing the form you will need to provide the confirmation number of your Day 2 test booking).

The U.K. Government has requirements for people traveling to and arriving into the U.K. Full details of all inbound travel requirements to England can be found on the U.K. Government website here.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 team is working to ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees and staff. To ensure that this is achieved, all attendees and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination in advance of attending Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021.

Note: Brand USA will be following CDC guidance for when individuals are considered fully vaccinated. You will be considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a second dose of a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine.