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Travel: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 46193, tabled on 12 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons it is the Government's policy that people travelling to the UK from (a) France and (b) Ireland do not need to quarantine after their arrival in the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

10 July 2020

From 8 June, all passengers arriving in the United Kingdom without having travelled through another part of the Common Travel Area must provide their contact details, and will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, apart from those who belong to an exempted group. This includes those travelling from France. Those travelling from Ireland, which is part of the Area, and who have remained within the Area for 14 days or more, are exempt from the new temporary measures. This allows us to maintain the unique arrangements of the Common Travel Area, and we are in close contact with the Irish Government as we each work to tackle COVID-19.