What rules you must follow when arriving from overseas to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
To reduce transmission of COVID-19 when arriving from overseas you must follow border rules depending on where you have travelled from.
Arriving from the Common Travel Area
The Common Travel Area is the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
If you have only been in the Common Travel Area (CTA) for the last 10 days:
- you do not need to have a negative test within 72 hours prior to travelling
- you do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form
- you do not need to isolate for 10 days
Arriving from amber list countries or territories
If you have been in or travelled through an Amber list country in the last 10 days:
Arriving from red list countries or territories
Red list countries or territories are those under additional measures and have additional rules that must be followed.
If you have been in or travelled through any of these countries in the last 10 days:
- UK Border Force will refuse entry to the UK, using reserved immigration powers, if you are not British, Irish, or have the right to reside here
- you must have a negative test within 72 hours prior to travelling
- you must complete a Passenger Locator Form
- you must only arrive in the UK at an approved point of entry
- you must isolate in managed quarantine for 10 days
- you must be tested at Day 2 and Day 8