Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: UK - England


Status Summary

Stage 4 in the easing of restrictions was implemented on the 19th July and removes the majority of legal restrictions within England. The levels of infection however remain high and the Government are still recommending limiting contacts, wearing facemasks in crowded areas and regular hand washing. Legal restrictions remain in place for enforced isolation when instructed by Track and Trace and quarantine for some overseas travel. Overseas travel controls depend on the country visited with the Traffic Light system

Travellers who have received 2 doses of NHS administered vaccine more than 14 days previously or who are over 18 years of age will no longer need to quarantine when they return from an Amber listed country. Testing prior to return and within 2 days of return do however remain in place. See UK Government guidance regarding travel to and from amber list countries.

From the 16th August people who have received 2 doses of vaccine more than two weeks previously or who are over 18 years of age will no longer need to self isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.

Visitors from the EU and the USA that have received 2 doses of vaccine within Europe or the USA more than 14 days previously will not need to quarantine but will need to have a PCR test on day 2 and 8.

Guidance issued to the CA by the Home Office

The Home Office has authorised the publication of the following information dated 8th August "Sailing pleasure craft to English ports/marinas/harbours" but asked us to make clear that this is not official guidance. Members should also note that Border Force have indicated that interpretation on the ground can differ from location to location and will also be updated on a regular basis.

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