UK government issues self isolation exception for UK Seafarers entering England from red list countries

Clyde Travel
19 Mar 2021

The UK Government this morning has updated their entry regulations with an exception for seafarers when arriving into England from a red list country.

Effective from 4am Friday 19th March, seafarers arriving from a red list country no longer need to pre book and stay in a government hotel facility.

Any arriving seafarers who live in the UK are not required to self isolate at home however if the traveller lives overseas, they still require to self isolate for 10 days in their own accommodation while in England except when they are working or travelling as part of their work.

The below link offers more details of industry exemptions when arriving into England.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions – 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 (

As it stands (19/03/21 – 10:45) there are no changes to the restrictions when arriving into Scotland from an acute listed country which requires seafarers to pre book a hotel quarantine package prior to arrival.

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

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