Coronavirus (COVID-19) - updated travel advice 10 March for those returning to UK

Updated advice (10 March) for travellers returning from specified areas has been issued by the government. They have divided the advice into to two categories.

 

Category 1

Travellers should self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Go home or to your destination and then self-isolate.

The guidance for Italy applies to travellers who returned from the country on or after 9 March 2020.

Category 1countries/areas:           

  • Wuhan city and Hubei Province, China see map
  • Italy (entire country)
    • Travellers who returned from areas of Northern Italy that were under containment measures (see map) between 19 February and 8 March 2020 should self-isolate for 14 days. If they develop symptoms they should contact NHS111.
    • Travellers who returned from the rest of Italy before 9 March 2020 do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
  • Iran
  • Daegu or Cheongdo, Republic of Korea see map

Category 2

Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

Category 2 countries:         

  • Cambodia
  • China
    • Except areas of the country specifically referred to in Category 1 above.
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Except areas of the country specifically referred to in Category 1 above.
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Full guidance for travellers returning to the UK is available here.