Virginia, US

May 26 2020

14-day Quarantine for International Arrivals Starting June 8

United Kingdom

At a glance

  • The UK government will introduce a 14-day home quarantine for all travelers arriving in the United Kingdom starting June 8, 2020. Anyone failing to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine will face up to a GBP 1,000 fine or possible prosecution.
  • Travelers will also be required to complete a form to provide their contact details, including their residential address in the United Kingdom.

The situation

The UK government announced a 14-day home quarantine for all travelers (regardless of nationality) entering the country starting June 8, 2020, with limited exceptions for certain professions.

Travelers will also be required to complete a form to provide their contact details, including their residential address in the United Kingdom.

A closer look

The quarantine will not apply to individuals entering from the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

Impact

Health officials will undertake spot checks to ensure compliance with the measures. Anyone failing to comply with the mandatory 14-day quarantine will face up to a GBP 1,000 fine or possible prosecution.

Background

The 14-day quarantine measures have been introduced in an attempt to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. For other measures undertaken in the United Kingdom in response to COVID-19, see Fragomen’s dedicated website.

Looking ahead

The UK government will review the measures every three weeks to ensure that they remain in line with up-to-date scientific advice.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to [email protected].