Updated: 23rd September 2020
The UK government has announced that from the 10th July 2020, you will not need to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you:
If you are in a country that is not on the list below! You travel to a country that is on the list and you stay there for 4 days from the day after you arrive. You then travel to England.
Why do you have to isolate?
This is because it can take up to 14 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear. If you’re travelling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will be expected to self-isolate for the length of your stay.
For full up to date information please visit the UK government's dedicated https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england
The below list can change at any time following discussions between the UK and international partners. Lexis School of English do not have any responsibility for the contents of or the updating of this list.
|Akrotiri and Dhekelia||Fiji||Montserrat||Vietnam|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Norway|
Ducie and Oeno Islands
|the Azores||Greece *|
|Hong Kong||Singapore *|
|Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba||Iceland||Slovenia|
|British Antarctic Territory||Ireland||South Korea|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||the Isle of Man||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|British Virgin Islands||Italy|
|Cayman Islands||Japan||St Helena, Ascension
and Tristan da Cunha
|the Channel Islands||Latvia||St Kitts and Nevis|
|Lithuania||St Pierre and Miquelon|
|Curaçao||St Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Faroe Islands||Vatican City State|
* Greece (except the islands of Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos – if you arrive in England from any of these islands after 4am 9 September 2020 you will need to self-isolate)
* Singapore (if you arrived in England from Singapore before 4am 19 September 2020 you will need to self-isolate)
* Thailand (if you arrived in England from Singapore before 4am 19 September 2020 you will need to self-isolate)