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The Government has announced that travellers entering England from the following list of countries will not need to undergo a 14-day quarantine on arrival:
“From 10 July 2020, unless they have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, passengers arriving from the following countries and territories will not be required to self-isolate on arrival into England.
Andorra Germany New Zealand Antigua and Barbuda Greece Norway Aruba Greenland Poland Australia Grenada Réunion Austria Guadeloupe San Marino Bahamas Hong Kong Serbia Barbados Hungary Seychelles Belgium Iceland South Korea Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Italy Spain Croatia Jamaica St Barthélemy Curaçao Japan St Kitts and Nevis Cyprus Liechtenstein St Lucia Czech Republic Lithuania St Pierre and Miquelon Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland Dominica Macau Taiwan Faroe Islands Malta Trinidad and Tobago Fiji Mauritius Turkey Finland Monaco Vatican City France Netherlands Vietnam French Polynesia New Caledonia
Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
In addition, we will be exempting the 14 British Overseas Territories.”
Note that this advice only applies to passengers arriving in England – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own different policies.
Even though quarantine will no longer be required, travellers must still submit the following information:
“Before your arrival in the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form. You must present these details on your arrival in England. This applies to both visitors and UK residents.”
This announcement will be a relief for airlines and travel operators, although due to concerns over Covid-19 infection rates, countries like Sweden and the USA are not included.