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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

All travel corridors for people arriving in England are suspended.

Coronavirus testing and quarantine rules

Travel corridors are currently suspended.

Anyone arriving in England must quarantine for 10 days and take 2 coronavirus test while you are in quarantine.

If you have been in a country on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive, you will need to quarantine in a government approved hotel.

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Travel corridors list

All travel corridors were suspended 4am, 18 January 2021.

If you arrive in England from anywhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you will need to quarantine for 10 days.

Published 3 July 2020
Last updated 11 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. New testing, self-isolation and quarantine rules from 15 February.

  2. Travel corridors suspended.

  3. Travel corridors to be suspended from 4am Monday 18 January.

  4. The Azores, Chile and Madeira removed from travel corridors exempt list 4am Friday 15 January.

  5. Aruba, the Azores, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba, Chile, Madeira and Qatar will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 16 January.

  6. Added information about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people travelling to England.

  7. The United Arab Emirates was removed from the exempt list at 4am on 12 January 2021.

  8. United Arab Emirates will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Tuesday 12 January.

  9. Botswana, Israel (and Jerusalem), Mauritius and Seychelles removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 9 January.

  10. Botswana, Israel (and Jerusalem), Mauritius and Seychelles will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 9 January.

  11. Namibia, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 19 December.

  12. Namibia, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands will be removed from the exempt list at 4am Saturday 19 December.

  13. Self-isolation period on arrival in England changed from 14 days to 10 days.

  14. Botswana and Saudi Arabia added to the exempt list at 4am 12 December. The Canary Islands removed from the list at 4am 12 December.

  15. Botswana and Saudi Arabia will be added to the exempt list at 4am 12 December. The Canary Islands will be removed from the list at 4am 12 December.

  16. Aruba, Bhutan, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste added to exempt list 4am 28 November. Estonia and Latvia removed from the list 4am 28 November.

  17. Aruba, Bhutan, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands and Timor-Leste will be added to exempt lists 4am 28 November. Estonia and Latvia will be removed from the list 4am 28 November.

  18. Bonaire / St Eustatius / Saba, Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands added to exempt list.

  19. Bonaire / St Eustatius / Saba, Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Northern Mariana Islands, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands will be added to exempt lists for England, Northern Ireland and Wales 4am, Saturday 21 November.

  20. Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Iceland, Laos, Qatar, UAE and Turks and Caicos Islands added to the list 4am 14 November. Greece, except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos removed from the list 4am 14 November.

  21. Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Iceland, Laos, Qatar, UAE and Turks and Caicos Islands will be added to the list 4am 14 November. Greece, except the islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos will be removed from the list 4am 14 November.

  22. Germany and Sweden removed from travel corridors exempt list 4am, Saturday 7 November.

  23. Denmark will be removed from travel corridors exempt list at 4am 6 November 2020.

  24. Germany and Sweden will be removed from the travel corridors exempt list 4am, Saturday 7 November.

  25. Cyprus and Lithuania removed from travel corridors exempt list 4am 1 November 2020.

  26. Cyprus and Lithuania will be removed from the travel corridors exempt list 4am, Sunday 1 November.

  27. The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives and Mykonos added to the list 4am 25 October. Liechtenstein removed from the list 4am 25 October.

  28. The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives and Mykonos will be added to the list 4am 25 October. Liechtenstein will be removed from the list 4am 25 October.

  29. Crete added to list 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020. Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State removed from list 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020.

  30. Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020. Crete will be added to the list at 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020.

  31. Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 10 October 2020.

  32. Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos will be added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 10 October 2020.

  33. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Poland and Turkey removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 3 October 2020.

  34. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Poland and Turkey will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 3 October 2020.

  35. Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia removed from the travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 26 September 2020.

  36. Curaçao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia will be removed from the England travel corridors list at 4am, Saturday 26 September 2020.

  37. Singapore and Thailand added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 19 September 2020. Guadeloupe and Slovenia removed from the list at 4am Saturday 19 September.

  38. Singapore and Thailand to be added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 19 September 2020. Guadeloupe and Slovenia to be removed from the list at 4am Saturday 19 September.

  39. French Polynesia, Hungary, Portugal and Réunion removed from the travel corridors list at 4am Saturday 12 September 2020. Sweden added to the list at 4am Saturday 12 September.

  40. French Polynesia, Hungary, Portugal and Réunion to be removed from the travel corridors list at 4am Saturday 12 September 2020. Sweden to be added to the list at 4am Saturday 12 September.

  41. Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Wednesday 9 September 2020.

  42. Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos to be removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Wednesday 9 September 2020.

  43. Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 29 August 2020. Cuba added to the list at 4am Saturday 29 August.

  44. Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland to be removed from the exempt list for arrivals from 4am, Saturday, 29 August 2020.

  45. Austria, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 22 August. Portugal added to the list at 4am Saturday 22 August.

  46. Austria, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago to be removed from the travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 22 August. Portugal to be added to the list at 4am Saturday 22 August.

  47. France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba removed from the exempt list.

  48. France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba to be removed from the exempt list for arrivals from 4am Saturday 15 August 2020.

  49. Brunei and Malaysia added to list.

  50. Andorra, The Bahamas and Belgium will be removed from the exempt list for arrivals at 4am, 8 August 2020.

  51. Luxembourg removed from the exempt list for arrivals from 31 July 2020.

  52. Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent and the Grenadines added to the exempt list.

  53. Spain removed from the exempt list for arrivals from 26 July 2020.

  54. Arrivals from Serbia to England removed from the exempt list.

  55. More information on transit stops, passengers arriving in England before 10 July 2020 and British overseas territories.

  56. First published.