Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: UK - England


Status Summary

From the 4th October the UK Government has implemented further relaxations to foreign travel. At home, the levels of infection remain high and the Government are recommending limiting contacts, wearing facemasks in crowded areas and regular hand washing. Legal restrictions remain in place for enforced isolation when instructed by Track and Trace and quarantine for some overseas travel.

Travellers from non-Red list countries who are fully vaccinated (2 doses more than 14 days ago) or under 18 years of age or who have official exemption do not need to quarantine but do need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and book a 2 day PCR test prior to return to the UK.

From the 16th August people who have received 2 doses of vaccine more than two weeks previously or who are over 18 years of age will no longer need to self isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.

Visitors from the EU and the USA that have received 2 doses of vaccine within Europe or the USA more than 14 days previously will not need to quarantine but will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and have a PCR test on day 2.

Guidance issued to the CA by the Home Office

The Home Office has authorised the publication of the following information dated 4th October "Sailing pleasure craft to English ports/marinas/harbours" but asked us to make clear that this is not official guidance. Members should also note that Border Force have indicated that interpretation on the ground can differ from location to location and will also be updated on a regular basis.

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