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Coronavirus (COVID-19): public health measures at borders (international travel)

Quarantine rules and information on the process for people entering the UK.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): public health measures at borders (international travel)
What you must do

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What you must do

Pre-arrival

Before you travel to the UK, you should provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate.

You will be able to complete the passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. If you have a seat number for your journey, please include it on your form.

Every person arriving into Scotland (other than a small number of exempt categories) must complete the form, and must provide evidence of having done so on arrival if requested to do so by a Border Force official

If you do not complete this form and present it when asked on arrival, you may be fined £60 in Scotland. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK (unless you are either a UK citizen or a UK resident).

Please note that the £60 fine can be doubled up for each subsequent offence up to a maximum of £480.

Journey to your accommodation

Displaying coronavirus symptoms

If you develop coronavirus symptoms while you are travelling to the UK, you should tell the crew or driver on your plane, boat, train or bus so they can tell you what you should do next. Find out more information on how to identify symptoms.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you will not be allowed to travel by public transport and will need to demonstrate that the accommodation where you will self-isolate is safe.

Not displaying symptoms

Only use public transport if you have no other option.

If you do use public transport, you must wear something that covers your nose and mouth and stay at least 2 metres apart from other people. Pack a face covering or scarf to cover your nose and mouth before you travel.  Further information on the use of face coverings, including exemptions.

If necessary, and you have a long journey within the UK to arrive at your self-isolation accommodation, you can stop overnight in safe accommodation before continuing your journey. You must self-isolate and provide the address of your overnight stop on your passenger locator form.  


First published: 8 Aug 2020 Last updated: 8 Aug 2020 -