Rules for entering the UK

The UK Government require all passengers entering the UK to complete a Passenger Locator Form which can be found on

If you are arriving from a country which is on the UK Government’s safe ‘Travel Corridor List’ then you will not be required to do anything other than fill out the PLF. However, if you are arriving from a country that is not on the safe list then you will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

In the scenario where you have arrived from a country not on the Safe Corridor List then when you arrive in the UK, it is very important that you stay in your declared accommodation for the full self-isolation period (see examples above). It can take up to 14 days for you to develop coronavirus symptoms after you catch the virus and in this time you can unknowingly pass it on to others, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Self-isolating will reduce the chance of a second wave of coronavirus in the UK and help prevent family, friends and the community from contracting coronavirus, as well as helping to protect the NHS.

You may not need to self-isolate if you arrive in the UK from one of the countries on the travel corridors list. Arrivals from countries that are exempt from the requirement will not be required to self-isolate, because they’re travelling from places that have been assessed as low risk.

How to travel to your accomodation to self-isolate:

When you arrive in the UK, go straight to the place you’re staying to self-isolate.

Only use public transport if you have no other option. If you do use public transport, wear something that covers your nose and mouth and stay 2 metres apart from other people unless you are exempt. Pack a face covering or scarf to cover your nose and mouth before you travel. If you have coronavirus symptoms, it is important that you do not travel by public transport.

If necessary, and you have a long journey within the UK to arrive at your self-isolation accommodation, you can stop overnight in safe accommodation before continuing your journey. You must self-isolate and provide the address of your overnight stop on your public health passenger locator form in addition to your declared accommodation address.

If you develop coronavirus symptoms when you’re travelling to the UK, you should tell one of the crew on your plane, boat, train or bus. They’ll let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what you should do next when you arrive.

Further details on self-isolating can be found on, the information includes what to do if you develop symptoms or someone in your household develops symptoms whilst you are isolating.


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