If I travel into the UK by ferry do I have to self-quarantine?
Yes, anyone arriving in the UK from outside the Common Travel Area, which covers Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, must self-isolate for 14 days.
People should use personal transport, such as a car, to travel to their accommodation where possible. Once they arrive there, they should not leave their accommodation for 14 days. This means that they should not go to work, school, or public areas, or use public transport or taxis. They should not have visitors, including friends and family, unless they are providing essential support. Failure to comply with the self-isolation conditions may result in a fine. Those entering the UK will also be encouraged to download the NHS Covid-19 app at the border and use it for the duration of their stay in the UK.
In addition, 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 14 days you should continue your quarantine period until 14 days of self-isolation has been completed.
seasonal agricultural workers who will self-isolate on the property where they are working