These are the countries still exempt from quarantines rules for travellers returning to the UK

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 9:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 9:36 am
As coronavirus infection rates around the globe fluctuate, the travel corridor lists for different parts of the UK continues to change (Photo: Shutterstock)
As coronavirus infection rates around the globe fluctuate, the travel corridor lists for different parts of the UK continues to change (Photo: Shutterstock)

As coronavirus infection rates around the globe fluctuate, the travel corridor lists for different parts of the UK continues to change.

Travellers do not have to self-isolate on return from countries included on the travel corridor list.

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But which other countries are still exempt from quarantine rules on return to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales?

Here’s what you need to know.

Which countries are exempt from quarantine rules?

The devolved governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own list of countries exempt from quarantine rules.

England

The following countries are still exempt from quarantine rules, meaning travellers returning to England from these countries will not have to self-isolate.

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Azores
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • the Channel Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece (except the islands of Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Madeira
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City State
  • Vietnam

Scotland

The following countries are exempt from quarantine rules:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Brunei
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • ​​​​​Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • ​​​​Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • ​​​​​​Germany
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • ​​​​​​Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • ​​​​​​Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • ​​​​​​Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City State
  • Vietnam

The following 13 UK overseas territories are also exempt:

  • The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus
  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Northern Ireland

The following countries are exempt from quarantine rules:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (excluding the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Zakynthos (Zante)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • ​Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • ​​​Poland
  • Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City State
  • Vietnam

Wales

The following countries are exempt from quarantine rules:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece (except from the Greek islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos, Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Poland
  • Portuguse islands of the Azores and Madeira
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City State
  • Vietnam

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, The Scotsman.