Air bridges and travel corridors: How do you qualify for the travel exemption list in UK?
22 July 2020, 15:23
Many are already traveling across the world following the pandemic but there are still guidelines in place for a reason.
As the UK is dialling back the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, many are eager to get back travelling.
At the moment, some guidelines are in place but many are still confused about what actually is allowed.
The Government introduced air bridges earlier this month, which essentially allows people to travel between certain countries without needing to self-isolate when you arrive here.
The guidelines currently only apply within England, as Wales, Scotland and Norther Ireland are following their own separate governments' guidelines.
What qualifies you for the travel exemption list?
You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you are travelling from one of the countries or territories listed below.
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
The Channel Islands
The Isle of Man
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Vatican City State
That is because these countries or territories are either covered by the travel corridor exemption or they are within the common travel area (Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man).
You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country that is not on the list in the 14 days before you arrive in England.
This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.