UK Immigration – How Long Do I Need To Self-Isolate For?

29 Jun 2020, 47 mins ago

As posted in our previous blog, the UK Government has issued a Quarantine Policy requiring all travellers to the UK to self-isolate for 14 days. Any person arriving in the UK from outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) (including the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man) must adhere to the policy if they have spent less than 14 consecutive days in the CTA immediately prior to their travel. 

The rules will apply to all UK residents and visitors, with few exceptions. If you believe that you may fall within an exception which will not require you to self-isolate, please contact us

If you are travelling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will be expected to self-isolate for the entirety of your stay.

If you are planning to travel to the UK, you will need to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form confirming your place of residence in the UK. You may be fined up to £100 if you fail to provide contact details at the border. For any travellers who are not British or UK Residents, failure to provide a duly completed form may also lead to a refusal of entry at the border. The form must be completed no more than 48 hours prior to travel.

If you would like assistance and advice on completing the form, and ensuring that you have provided all required information and documents, please contact us.

Please note that UK Government and Home Office policies change frequently. The information contained in this blog is accurate at the time of posting. It is expected that the UK Government will this week announce the introduction “air-bridges” with certain countries including France, Greece, and Spain.

Please ensure that you continue to monitor our blog posts for up-to-date information, or alternatively please contact us.


The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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Navka Raja 

  Navka Raja

  Immigration Consultant and Trainee Solicitor in our Private Client department