As of 4am on Monday 18 January 2021 the following restrictions are in place:
Travellers who do not have a valid negative test result may be prevented from travelling. Additionally, anyone who arrives in England without proof of a negative test result may be fined £500.
This is in addition to the travel ban in place for certain countries, including
People who have been in or transited through the list of banned countries in the 10 days before they are due to arrive in the UK will not be permitted to enter the UK. This exclusion does not include British and Irish Nationals, or anyone with residence rights in the UK, who will be able to enter the UK but will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.
Some travellers to the UK are exempt from the requirements to take a coronavirus test or fill in a passenger locator form or self-isolate on arrival in the UK because of the jobs they do.
Jobs removed from the exemption list
The jobs listed below are no longer on the list of exempt jobs:
Jobs on the exemption list
The list of jobs that continue to be exempt is extensive, but are mostly concerned with maintaining essential infrastructure and services in the UK. Even where a job is exempt, the traveller may still need to complete passenger locator forms or have a negative coronavirus test before travelling.
The current list of exemptions includes:
There are also some general exemptions from the requirement to provide a negative coronavirus test:
Employers should ensure that employees who are travelling are aware of the new restrictions and ensure that the correct steps are carried out before they start their journey to the UK.