Travel restrictions and quarantine for PLAB candidates arriving into the UK

  1. Travel restrictions and quarantine for PLAB candidates arriving into the UK
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  3. Further advice and support

This chapter provides advice for candidates who are unable to take PLAB 2 because of travel restrictions. It also provides information about the UK government’s quarantine rules.

Restrictions affecting travel to the UK

The UK government keeps its ‘red list’ restrictions for travel under constant review. Please keep up to date with any changes to the list and make sure you’ve read the latest advice before attempting to travel. 

You should also read the latest advice in the country you are travelling from, to make sure they allow you to travel to the UK.

If a travel restriction is introduced 

If the country you’re travelling from is added to the UK government’s ‘red list’, or the country you’re travelling from introduces a restriction on travel to the UK, you should cancel your PLAB 2 booking within 21 days of the announcement. We will then refund your fee in full, in line with our refund policy

You can book a new place once the restriction is lifted. We’re confident you will be able to secure a place due to the work we have done to increase our testing capacity. 

Our standard PLAB cancellation fees will apply if:

  • You do not cancel your place within 21 days the restriction being announced
  • You make a new booking while there is a restriction in place

Arriving into the UK

Passengers from overseas must follow the UK government’s quarantine rules. The rules you’ll need to follow will depend on where you’ve been in the ten days before you arrive in the UK, and whether you’re fully vaccinated.

Candidates travelling to the UK to sit PLAB 2 are not exempt from these rules. If we become aware that you haven’t complied with quarantine laws, we’re obliged to report this to the police. This may also affect your registration.