Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

From 10 July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you:

  • are travelling or returning from one of the countries with travel corridor exemption
  • have not been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the travel corridors exemption list in the previous 14 days

This applies to all travel to England, 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 corridors exemption list you will have to self-isolate until 14 days have passed since you left that country.

Your stay abroad

You will have to comply with coronavirus requirements in the country you travel to. This may include self-isolating or providing your details to local authorities.

Check Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) coronavirus advice for the country you are travelling to.

Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance in case you have unexpected costs.

Arrival in the UK

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.

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.

Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce said “The recent announcement of travel corridors, is welcomed by our Visitor Economy business whom the vast majority will be re-opening today, Saturday 4th July. The sector was ground to a halt in March which lead to a lot of uncertainty to the sector which was worth over 402 million to the local economy, while we have to move forward with caution, we look forward to welcoming guests to our beautiful peninsula so they can see everything Wirral has to offer”

Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “We naturally welcome this news and that that the UK Government has now decided to change to a risk based approach rather than a blanket restriction. The lifting of the restrictions means that passengers from Wirral and across the City Region can now take advantage of the convenience of flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport knowing that will they not have to self isolate for 14 days on their return, for the majority of destinations that we are now starting to see return to operations, which will aid the Airport’s recovery and that of the travel industry as a whole.”

See the full list of countries with travel corridor exemption here.

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