07 Jul 2020
Self-isolation guidance for travellers arriving in the UK from 10 July 2020The Government have published details of new rules in place for entering the UK from 10 July 2020
- This updates the news of 28 May 2020
As the level of COVID-19 infection in the UK reduces, the UK Government is managing the risk of infections being reintroduced from abroad. In line with many other countries, a series of measures and restrictions are in place at the UK border . These rules are for residents and visitors.
From 10 July travellers will not have to self-isolate if arriving and staying in England, by any route, from a country or territory on the travel corridors list from where risk of importing COVID-19 is considered sufficiently low . Journey and contact details will need to be given at the UK border. Travellers will still be required to self-isolate if they have visited or stopped in any country that is not on the list in the previous 14 days, except in very limited situations . The list will be kept under review and may change at short notice.
Different self-isolation rules apply for those travelling from overseas to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; travellers should ensure they follow the appropriate laws and guidance .
Further details of current UK border measures are available on the GOV.UK website .
If you become unwell with a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), whilst self-isolating, you should contact NHS111 or your GP, and arrange to have a test following the Public Health England stay at home guidance .
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- HM Government. Written statement to Parliament. Travel corridors. 6 July 2020. [Accessed 7 July 2020]
- HM Government. Guidance. Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors. 3 July 2020. [Accessed 7 July 2020]
- HM Government. Entering the UK. Undated. [Accessed 7 July 2020]