Government guidance and regulations regarding travel during Covid-19 can be confusing. The government announced the most recent changes to covid guidance on the 21st of March. The summary is here but you can also contact your local British Embassy, High Commission or consulate if you require further advice.
From Friday 18th March, travellers are no longer required to take any covid-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to the UK from abroad. This applies regardless of vaccination status.
Currently there are no red list countries, but bear in mind that this can change at short notice.
The rules you must follow depend on which countries or territories you’ve been in during the 10 days before arriving in the UK. If you are travelling from a country not on the red list but have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive, then you must follow rules for red list countries.
Face coverings are no longer legally required in England but remain in place in Scotland.
Positive cases in Scotland must self-isolate. The Department of Education has confirmed its position on the self-isolation of Covid positive pupils in boarding schools. If a pupil in a boarding school is positive or shows symptoms, they should usually self-isolate in their boarding schools. Only in exceptional circumstances where there is an overriding health or safeguarding issue, should a pupil self-isolate away from school. The UK Health Security Agency have confirmed this position to minimise the public health risk. It is no longer the law to self-isolate in England following a positive test but individual schools may have their own rules and regulations. Find more specific guidance on isolating in Scotland.
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