These exemptions are valid as at 16th October 2020. All our advice will remain under constant review to take into account the latest situation in each country.
These countries have been assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad. Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice is based on risks to British nationals, including in-country public health assessments.
Countries and territories with no self-isolation requirement on arrival in England
Unless you have visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory not listed below in the preceding 14 days, you don’t need to self–isolate when you arrive in England from the following countries and territories:
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Antigua and Barbuda
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
the Channel Islands
Greece - except the islands of Crete and Mykonos – if you arrive in England from these islands you will need to self-isolate. Crete will be added to the list at 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020
the Isle of Man
Italy (will be removed from list 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020)
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
San Marino (will be removed from list 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Vatican City State (will be removed from list 4am, Sunday 18 October 2020)
This list may be added to following further discussions between the UK and international partners.
The global coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. No travel is risk-free, and disruption is still possible. If you plan to travel:
1. Please read the coronavirus travel guidance to make sure you are prepared for your travel.
2. Please read the Travel Advice for your destination, for information on local coronavirus measures that you will need to follow.
3. Different nations of the UK may have different rules, please check with the country you are travelling from for their latest guidance.
4. The list of exempt countries can change at any timne. The latest list can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors