Latest UK Government guidelines
As the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic continues the public’s health and safety continues to be the UK Government’s priority.
From 8 June 2020, if you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK, you must:
- provide your journey and contact details
- not leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)
From 10 July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Scotland or Wales if you:
- are travelling or returning from one of the travel corridor countries for each respective nation – please check before travelling
- have not been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridor list for that nation in the previous 14 days
This applies to all international travel to England, Scotland and Wales, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.
If you have been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridor list, you will have to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since you left that country.
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have different timelines for the reopening of tourism businesses and facilities, so please check the latest official advice prior to travel.
More details can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors.
Additional information is also available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/self-isolation-lifted-for-lower-risk-countries-in-time-for-holidays-this-summer and https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
Please also check the latest public health advice on coronavirus before you travel, or if you’ve just arrived in the UK.
As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers. These exemptions come into effect on 4 July. All FCO advice will remain under constant review to take into account the latest situation in each country. Please keep up to date with the latest travel and guidance from the UK Foreign Office at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus and/or follow @FCOtravel.
Official UK Government advice for the public on the COVID-19 pandemic is available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. International travellers should also follow the official advice from their respective governments and/or embassies.