COVID-19 – Update to Entry Restrictions for England from 19th March 2021

Clyde Travel
16 Mar 2021

The Department for Transport has made some changes to the country red list for arrivals into England which will come into effect from Friday 19th March at 4am.

From Friday, travel bans now exists for Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar which increases the number countries on the red list to 37.

Mauritius and Portugal including Madeira and the Azores have been removed from the red list also from Friday at 4am.

Foreign travellers who have departed from or transited through any country on the red list in the past 10 days will be refused entry into England.

Only British and Irish citizens or those with UK residency rights will be allowed to enter but must pre book and stay in a government approved hotel for 10 days quarantine.

When arriving from a red list country there remains no exceptions for oil and gas or seafarers therefore pre-booking of a government hotel quarantine package prior to arrival into England is required.

The portal for booking a hotel quarantine stay prior to travel to the UK can be found below.
Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in England – GOV.UK (

A definitive list of red list countries for arrival into England can be found here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): red list travel ban countries – GOV.UK (

Clyde Travel Management continues to monitor the situation and have been updating customers with travel booked that will be impacted by this.

Clyde Travel Management is contactable 24/7 if you need any assistance relating to this alert.

Back to latest news

Recent News

How to Find the Best Airfares for Business Travel
25 Sep 2023
Corporate Travel
How to Make Corporate Travel Savings
18 Sep 2023
Corporate Travel
How to Create a Successful Business Travel Policy
15 Sep 2023
Corporate Travel
Clyde Travel Management employees win industry awards
14 Sep 2023
Company Announcements
The Importance of 24/7 Travel Support When Travelling for Business
11 Sep 2023
Corporate Travel

Get in touch with us

New enquiries can be made using the contact form opposite. 


Existing customers are reminded to contact their designated travel team using the email or telephone numbers provided to their organisation, to ensure their enquiry is dealt with by the correct team. 

We require your permission to receive and manage your data. For more information on how we will process and protect your data, please see our privacy policy