COVID-19: UK Guidance for International Travellers

A requirement for new UK arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days has been introduced as part of new travel measures designed to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Information as of Friday 15 May 2020 at 12pm UK

The UK Government has published its roadmap for how and when the UK may approach easing lockdown measures going forward. 

Coronavirus UK Travel Restrictions

A requirement for new arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days has been introduced as part of new travel measures designed to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission. Travellers will have to provide their contact details and information on where they will be staying whilst in the UK. If international travellers are unable to demonstrate where they will self-isolate, they will be required to do so in accommodation arranged by the Government.

The measures will apply to UK residents returning from non-exempt destinations as well as foreign visitors.

It is not yet clear when these international travel measures will come into force, but the Government has stated that the restrictions will be introduced 'as soon as possible'. 

Exemptions

Some exemptions to these measures will allow for continued security of supply into the UK and to avoid impeding work which supports national security, critical infrastructure or the UK's international obligations.

It is understood that travel within the Common Travel Area (the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland) will be exempt from these measures, as will those travelling into the UK from France.

If you are a client planning to visit your UK operations, please contact us.

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