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UK Government set to introduce 14 day quarantine for arrivals

Published on: 27 May 2020

UK Government set to introduce 14-day quarantine for arrivals

The Home Office has confirmed that new measures will shortly be in place at UK borders to prevent further cases of COVID-19. 

The Home Secretary has announced that arrivals will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days on their arrival to the UK. This quarantine will take effect from 8 June 2020. 

From this date, all arrivals into the UK will be asked to fill out a contact locator form and provide details of where they will stay during the quarantine period. This could include staying at hotels or with family and friends or, failing this, accommodation arranged by the UK Government.

British Marine understands that the Border Force is expected to carry out spot checks to ensure the quarantine policy is being adhered to. 

The quarantine applies to all arrivals subject to a list of exemptions. British Marine is seeking clarification on these exclusions and will provide further updates as soon as we are able to. 

The full list of exemptions can be found here.

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