The UK Government has just announced that ALL travel corridors will be closed from 4am on Monday.
This means that, irrespective of where you are returning from, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.
Unless you live in Scotland, the ‘test to release’ scheme will remain in place for arrivals from selected countries. This allows you to leave quarantine after five days if you test negative for coronavirus.
As already announced, all arrivals to the UK will also need to show a negative covid test on arrival from Monday.
This move is in response to the spread of new coronavirus mutations, with the ‘Brazil’ strain already starting to appear in other countries.
The ‘travel corridor’ list currently comprises:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Channel Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Greek islands: Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Sri Lanka
- St Barthélemy
- St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Turks and Caicos Islands
The official ‘travel corridor’ list, which does not yet reflect this change, is on this page of the Government website.