COVID-19: New rules introduced for those entering the UK

26 May 20

UNITED KINGDOM

IMPACT – HIGH

As of June 8, there will be new rules for residents and visitors entering the U.K.

Key Points:

  • Those entering the U.K. must provide journey and contact details via an online form before traveling.
  • Those entering must self-isolate for 14 days after entering the U.K. except for the following exceptions:
    • Anyone moving from within the Common Travel Area, i.e., Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
    • Medical professionals traveling to help combat coronavirus.
    • Seasonal Agricultural Workers who will self-isolate on the property where they will work.
    • Road haulage and freight workers (to ensure the supply of goods is not affected).

Additional information: Those traveling from June 8 onward must check the latest public health advice on the coronavirus before they travel and after entering the U.K. Travelers should also download the NHS contact tracing app from the same website once it is available. Travelers entering the U.K. who refuse to provide contact details may be fined £100; those who refuse to self-isolate in England and Wales may be fined £1,000.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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