Coronavirus advice


If I travel into the UK by ferry do I have to self-quarantine?

You do not need to self-isolate if you’re travelling from within the Common Travel Area (CTA), which includes the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, and you were there for 10 days or more. If you have arrived into the Common Travel Area within 10 days of travelling to the United Kingdom, you must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form before travelling and undertake or continue your 10 day period of self-isolation. You must take a copy of the completed form with you when you travel and have the option to print it out or show a completed copy from your device. 


Everyone in your party must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form so that they can be contacted if they, or someone they may have been in contact with, develops the disease.


The following exemptions to self-isolation apply:-


  • road haulage and freight workers, to ensure the supply of goods is not impacted

  • medical professionals who are travelling to help with the fight against Coronavirus

  • anyone moving from within the Common Travel Area, covering Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. If anyone in your party as arrived into the Common Travel Area from overseas in the last 10 days you should continue your quarantine period until 10 days of self-isolation has been completed.

  • seasonal agricultural workers who will self-isolate on the property where they are working


Please see our Travel Restrictions page for the latest information on travelling to Britain from the Republic of Ireland.