Covid: Full list of destinations exempt from quarantine on return to England

There are dozens of countries and territories in England's 'travel corridor' meaning people are not required to self-isolate on their return.

The government's 'travel corridors' list is ever-changing with quarantine rules for travellers changing rapidly.

Visitors from other countries are permitted into England and the rest of the UK but may have to quarantine depending on the country they travelled from - and they will be required to adhere to national restrictions.

The introduction of 'regional travel corridors' means the list has become more complex, with islands now being considered separate to their mainlands.

The government reduced the length of self-isolation for people arriving from nations that were not exempt from the list from 14 days to 10 days on December 11.

Popular destinations such as France and Spain are among the countries which were once considered safe, but have been removed from the list following spikes in coronavirus cases.

Approved destinations pose “a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens” but the list will be kept “under constant review”, the Department for Transport said.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are keeping travel destinations under review, meaning the list is subject to change.

The full list of countries for which quarantine will not apply to people arriving back in England:

  • Anguilla

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • Aruba

  • Australia

  • the Azores

  • Bahrain

  • Barbados

  • Bermuda

  • Bhutan

  • Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba

  • Botswana

  • British Antarctic Territory

  • British Indian Ocean Territory

  • British Virgin Islands

  • Brunei

  • Cambodia

  • Cayman Islands

  • Channel Islands

  • Chile

  • Cuba

  • Dominica

  • Falkland Islands

  • Faroe Islands

  • Fiji

  • Finland

  • Gibraltar

  • Greek islands: Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zakynthos (people travelling from mainland Greece and other Greek islands will have to quarantine)

  • Greenland

  • Grenada

  • Hong Kong

  • Iceland

  • Ireland

  • Isle of Man

  • Israel

  • Japan

  • Kiribati

  • Laos

  • Macau

  • Madeira

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Mauritius

  • Micronesia

  • Mongolia

  • Montserrat

  • Namibia

  • New Caledonia

  • New Zealand

  • Northern Mariana Islands

  • Norway

  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

  • Qatar

  • Rwanda

  • Samoa

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Seychelles

  • Singapore

  • Solomon Islands

  • South Korea

  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

  • Sri Lanka

  • St Barthélemy

  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

  • St Kitts and Nevis

  • St Lucia

  • St Pierre and Miquelon

  • St Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Timor-Leste

  • Tonga

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Uruguay

  • US Virgin Islands

  • Vanuatu

  • Vietnam