Do I need to self-quarantine for 14 days after travel

Do I need to self-quarantine after my holiday? 

As soon as the new laws are introduced and passed in Parliament, all arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days, and provide an accommodation address at which they will do this.

This address is to be declared on forms that will be filled out online before travel to airports or sea ports.

This will include Britons returning from other countries, in addition to new arrivals from other countries.

Arrivals will be required to provide contact and address details, plus travel plans.

If a person does not have suitable accommodation they will be required to stay in “facilities arranged by the government” at the person’s own expense.

Are there any exemptions?

A very limited number of exemptions will be in place for freight workers, foreign officials and medical professionals. Journeys from Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands will also be exempt.

A full list of exemptions can be found here.

Who will enforce the quarantine?

The quarantine will be run and enforced by Border Force, police officers, and Public Health England officials.

They will have the powers to visit the homes of all those affected by the new rules, and to perform spot checks.

It is expected that around 100 spot checks will be carried out every day from mid-June. While enforcement will be used as a “last resort”, those who refuse to comply with the laws could be refused entry to the United Kingdom.

Paul Lincoln, the director general of Border Force, said that spot checks would also be taking place at the border.

Detection of any “obvious errors”  in arrivals’ responses could lead to them having to complete more forms or refusal of entry.