International travellers entering the UK on or after 8th June 2020 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
This requirement will apply to British citizens, residents of the United Kingdom and international visitors.
From Monday international passengers will be required to:
Complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form
Remain at the place they are staying for the first 14 days they are in the UK except in very limited circumstances.
Passengers arising from the within Common Travel Area (the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) will not be required to self-isolate.
In addition, the Government has published a list of travellers who are exempt from the self-isolation rules.
The requirement will apply equally to business travellers as to all other passengers.
However, people who live in the UK but work in another country, or work in the UK and live in another country, and travel into the UK at least once a week are exempt.
These “frontier workers” will be required to produce evidence that they travel for work on a weekly basis, such as an employer letter and proof of travel (e.g. a season ticket).
Frontier workers will still be required to provide journey and contact details.
Failure to self-isolate can result in a fine of up to £1000. Failure to provide accurate contact information – or failure to keep contact information updated if required to move to another place to self-isolate – may result in a fine of up to £3,200.
The Government will review the scheme, and potentially withdraw it if the COVID-19 situation improves considerably, every three weeks.
Please do not hesitate to contact your Magrath Sheldrick representative for further details.