28 May 2020

Quarantine plans for travellers arriving in the UK from 8 June

The Government have published details of the new rules in place for entering the UK from 8 June 2020 Quarantine plans for travellers arriving in the UK from 8 June

As the level of COVID-19 infection in the UK reduces, the UK Government is preparing to manage the risk of infections being reintroduced from abroad [1]. In line with many other countries, a series of measures and restrictions are planned for the UK border [1]. These rules are for residents and visitors.

From 8 June 2020 travellers will [2]

  • need to provide their journey and contact details when they travel to the UK
  • not be allowed to leave the place they are staying for the first 14 days in the UK except in very limited situations
  • be advised to download and use the NHS contact tracing app. when it is available.

Those who are unable to safely self-isolate at the place they are planning to stay should inform Border Force officers for further assistance.

These rules will not apply to travellers from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Other exemptions from the COVID-19 UK border rules are listed on the GOV.UK website.

Further details of these UK border measures are available on the GOV.UK website [2].

The Government is working with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to coordinate implementation across the UK [1]. The measures and list of exemptions will be kept under regular review [1].


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