UK Travel Restrictions’ Update

January 18, 2021

All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travelers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train, or plane, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entry. Further, the test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling. Anyone arriving without proof of a negative test conducted within that time period faces a fine of up to £500.

All passengers will still be required to quarantine for up to 10 days. The isolation period can be cut short with a negative test after five days.

The government has said the travel corridor closure will be in force until at least 15 February.

Under the new rules, travelers arriving from the Falklands, St. Helena, and Ascension Islands are exempt.

Those arriving from some Caribbean islands are exempt until 04:00 GMT on Thursday 21 January.

Your global Arpin service team is working closely with its UK-based colleagues to monitor the situation and will be contacting all inbound UK assignees to advise them of the new rules to entrance. In the meantime, please do hesitate to contact an Arpin representative for the most up-to-date information.