Coronavirus (COVID-19) and entering or returning to the UK
If you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK, you must provide your journey and contact details.
You’ll also need to self-isolate in the place you’re staying for the first 14 days after you arrive, unless you’re travelling from certain countries or territories.
You may be fined up to £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details. You may be fined more if you break this rule more than once. You may also be fined up to £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate, or you could face further action.
There are different self-isolation rules and penalties depending on whether you are travelling to:
When you do not need to self-isolate
You may not need to self-isolate for 14 days if you’re travelling from some countries or territories.
These countries or territories are different depending on whether you’re travelling to:
You still have to provide your journey and contact details.
You’ll still need to self-isolate if you’ve visited or made a ‘transit stop’ in the previous 14 days in any country that is not on the list. A ‘transit stop’ is a stop where passengers can get on or off a coach, ferry, train or plane. Your ticket should say if a stop is a transit stop.
The 14 days begin from the date you left that country.
When you do not need to provide your details or self-isolate in the UK
You do not need to complete the form or self-isolate if you’re travelling from one of the following places, and you were there for 14 days or more:
- the Channel Islands
- the Isle of Man
There are other reasons why you might not need to complete the form or self-isolate. Read the list of who does not need to complete the form or self-isolate.