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 PLAB 2 candidates about the UK government’s red list travel ban countries. If you’ve been to a country on this list in the ten days before your journey, you will be refused entry into the UK.

We've answered questions you might have about cancelling your existing booking and rescheduling your place.

For those who can travel to the UK, it also provides information about current UK quarantine rules.

The UK government has published updated guidance on the countries from which entry to the UK is currently banned

Your questions about PLAB 2 and the UK government’s red list travel ban countries

Please read through this section in full. If your question isn’t answered here and you need to speak to an adviser, you may experience a delay in receiving a response because of the high volume of enquiries we’re receiving. Unfortunately, we’re not able to answer questions about individual circumstance or provide immigration advice.

We appreciate how difficult this continued uncertainty must be. We’ll continue to do everything we can to support you into UK practice. 

Arriving into the UK

Passengers who can travel into the UK from overseas (excluding Ireland) must self-isolate for ten days and have a coronavirus test before departure.

International medical graduates travelling to the UK to sit our PLAB tests are not exempt from these rules. 

If we become aware you haven’t complied with quarantine laws, we’re obliged to report this to the police. It may also affect your registration.

If you’re no longer able to take your PLAB test on your booked date, please cancel your place as soon as possible on GMC Online and we’ll issue a full refund.

We can’t amend or reschedule bookings, but you can check GMC Online for places that might become available in the future as a result of cancellations.