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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel corridors

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | News
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Countries, territories and regions on the travel corridor list

You may not have to self-isolate if you are travelling from one of the countries, territories or regions listed below. You will still need to complete the passenger locator form before you enter the UK.

You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country, territory or region that is not on the list in the 14 days before you arrive in England.

Updates to the travel corridor list

We will keep the conditions in these countries, territories and regions under review. If they worsen we will reintroduce self-isolation requirements.

Countries, territories or regions removed from the travel corridor list

The following countries and territories will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 3 October 2020:

If you arrive in England from Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Poland or Turkey after 4am 3 October, you will need to self-isolate.

If you arrive in England from Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Poland or Turkey before 4am 3 October, you may not need to self-isolate. Read the rules about when you need to self-isolate and for how long.

The following countries and territories were removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 26 September 2020:

If you arrive in England from Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland or Slovakia after 4am 26 September, you will need to self-isolate.

If you arrived in England from Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland or Slovakia before 4am 26 September, you may not need to self-isolate. Read the rules about when you need to self-isolate and for how long.

Guadeloupe and Slovenia were removed from the travel corridor list at 4am, Saturday 19 September 2020.

If you arrive in England from Guadeloupe or Slovenia after 4am 19 September, you will need to self-isolate.

If you arrived in England from Guadeloupe or Slovenia before 4am 19 September, you may not need to self-isolate. Read the rules about when you need to self-isolate and for how long.

Countries or territories added to the travel corridor list

Singapore and Thailand were added to the travel corridor list at 4am, Saturday 19 September 2020.

If you arrive in England from Singapore or Thailand after 4am 19 September 2020 you may not need to self-isolate. Read the rules about when you need to self-isolate and for how long.

If you arrived in England from Singapore or Thailand before 4am 19 September 2020, you will need to self-isolate.

Travel corridor exemption rules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in the UK.

This applies to UK residents and visitors to the UK.

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you are travelling from one of the countries, territories, regions or territories on the travel corridor list. That is because these are either:

  • covered by the travel corridor exemption
  • within the common travel area - Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man
  • British overseas territories

You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory that is not on the travel corridor list in the 14 days before you arrive in England.

This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.

Example of when you would need to self-isolate

You are in a country that is not on the travel corridor list. You travel to a country, territory or region that is on the list and you stay there for 4 days from the day after you arrive. You then travel to England.

When you get to England, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days, not the usual 14 days. That is because you have spent 4 of the 14 days in a country, territory or region that is on the travel corridor list.

Transit stops

A transit stop is a stop where passengers can get on or off. It can apply to coaches, ferries, trains or flights. Your ticket should show if a stop is a transit stop.

If your journey involves a transit stop in a country, territory or region not on the travel corridor list, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive in England if:

  • new passengers get on
  • you or other passengers get off the transport you are on and mix with other people, then get on again

You don’t need to self-isolate beyond normal timescales if, during your transit stop in a non-exempt country, territory or region:

  • no new passengers get on
  • no-one on-board gets off and mixes with people outside
  • passengers get off but do not get back on

Private vehicles

You don’t need to self-isolate if you travel through a non-exempt country, territory or region and you don’t stop there.

If you do make a stop, you don’t need to self-isolate if:

  • no new people get into the vehicle
  • no-one in the vehicle gets out, mixes with other people, and gets in again

You do need to self-isolate if you make a stop and:

  • new people get into the vehicle, or
  • someone gets out of the vehicle, mixes with other people and gets in again

Arrival in the UK – passenger locator form

You must show proof of a completed passenger locator form at the UK border.

This applies to people entering the UK from all countries, territories and regions.

It applies to UK residents and visitors.

You should complete the form before you enter the UK.

You can complete it any time in the 48 hour period before you are due to arrive in the UK.

Make sure you leave yourself enough time to complete it. If you do not complete the form before you arrive in the UK, it might take you longer to enter the UK.

The form is an online form. You will need an internet connection and details of your journey to complete it.

Failure to complete the form is a criminal offence.

People on domestic flights and people arriving from Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands don’t have to complete the form. There are also a small number of people who don’t have to complete the form because of the jobs they do.

Travelling abroad from the UK – foreign travel advice

You will have to comply with coronavirus requirements in the country, territory or region you travel to. This may include self-isolating, providing your details to local authorities, testing for coronavirus, or even restrictions on entry.

Before travelling abroad, you should check government advice on:

Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance in case you have unexpected costs.

If you have coronavirus symptoms

Do not travel if you have coronavirus symptoms.

Tell a member of the staff or crew if you develop symptoms while travelling.

Source: Gov.uk



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