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Travel to the UK during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

January 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Herdwick sheep graze on the fells above Ullswater in the sunshine near Glenridding in the Lake District in north west England on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31, 2020, as many people opt to holiday at home rather than risk having to self-isolate for two weeks on return from a foreign holiday. - The collapse in Britons taking foreign holidays has presented an opportunity by boosting the demand for "staycations". (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

If you're planning a trip to the UK, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic.

England has a "travel corridor" scheme that allows visitors from countries on its list (which is updated weekly) to skip quarantine.

However, the majority of countries on the list are those with low case numbers, which do not allow UK residents to visit, so flights are few and far between.

UK residents traveling from these destinations will be allowed, but must quarantine for 10 days on arrival alongside all members of their families.

All other visitors must quarantine for 10 days on arrival, though if you are staying with UK residents, the rest of the household does not need to.

Arrivals into the UK who are not coming from a travel corridor country must quarantine for 10 days (reduced from 14 days as of December 11).

Travelers to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland cannot take advantage of the scheme and must isolate for 10 days unless coming from a travel corridor country.

Travel between the four countries of the UK is also restricted.

When lockdown ends, visitors to England will find the country divided into four tiers.

People must stay at home except for essential reasons, and travel with other parts of the UK is banned.

Check out our list of the top places to visit in the UK, or if it's England specifically you're interested, here are some of the loveliest spots in the country.

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