English tourists are presently able to check out a choose variety of nations without dealing with a 14-day quarantine, under plans initially revealed in July by the Federal government.
What’s the latest news?
- Italy was eliminated from the exemption list at 4am on October 18. If you return from Italy after this time you should self-isolate.
- Crete returned to the list on the same date, implying visitors who show up in the UK after 4am on Oct 18 will no longer-need to self-isolate.
- Visitors who return from the Greek islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos after 4am on October 10 will no longer require to self-isolate
The full list
The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps offers weekly updates on which nations the Government has actually abandoned its quarantine policy for. They are:
Antigua and Barbuda
British Antarctic Area
British Indian Ocean Area
British Virgin Islands
Greece– other than:
the Island of Male
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
I’m returning from a nation not on the list. What are the quarantine rules?
If you return to the UK from a nation that is not on the travel passage list you need to self-isolate.
When you get home, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
You should likewise reveal evidence of a completed traveler locator type at the UK border. You might be declined authorization to enter the UK (if you are not a British citizen), or fined if you do not offer your contact information or fail to self-isolate.
If you travel from an exempt nation but have actually been in a nation that is not exempt within the previous 2 week, you will require to self-isolate for the rest of the 2 week given that you were in a non-exempt country. If you transit through a country that is not exempt you will be required to self-isolate for 2 week.
For instance, if you show up in the UK from a nation that is exempt, but you took a trip to the exempt country four days back from a nation that is not exempt, you will require to self-isolate for 10 days. If you’re travelling to the UK for less than 10 days you will require to self-isolate for the duration of your go to.