UK sanctions relating to international counter-terrorism

This page provides guidance on the UK’s sanctions regime relating to international counter-terrorism

The international counter-terrorism sanctions regime

The Counter-Terrorism (International Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 came fully into force on 31 December 2020. They aim to further the prevention of terrorism in the UK and elsewhere by bringing together elements of several existing sanctions regimes.

You should also review the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 and the Sanctions (EU Exit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 to find out any amendments made to the Regulations.

This sanctions regime also gives effect to the UK’s obligations under UN Security Council Regulation 1373.

These regulations have replaced, with substantially the same effect, relevant existing EU legislation and related UK regulations.

Those persons who are designated under this regime are included on the UK sanctions list.

There are other sanctions regimes relating to countering terrorism: the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions regime and the Counter-Terrorism sanctions regime.

Find out more about other UK sanctions regimes.

Contact details

For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on


Published 15 March 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. The UK's sanctions framework has changed.

  2. A link to general guidance on financial sanctions has been added.

  3. The link to statutory guidance on the international counter-terrorism sanctions regime has been added.

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  5. First published.