There are currently three different sets of quarantine requirements in the UK, depending on the circumstances, and the details are as below. There are currently no travel corridors in place into and out of the UK. All travellers who are quarantining are required to have a negative test during the 3 days before they travel. They are also required to book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine. This is in addition to any test they may take as part of the ‘Test to Release’ scheme (see below).
- Standard quarantine: all international travellers except those travelling from ‘Red List’ countries need to self-isolate at the place where they are staying for 10 days after arrival - please see this link for details.
- ‘Red List’ country quarantine: all British or Irish nationals, or those with resident rights in the UK, arriving from ‘Red List’ countries need to quarantine at a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days after arrival - please see this link for details. The list of ‘Red List’ countries can be found here.
- ‘Test to Release’ scheme: Under the Test to Release scheme international travellers from non-‘Red List’ countries can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test, to be taken five full days after arrival. If the result is negative, they can end their quarantine - please see this link for details.