Travellers arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from Sri Lanka will soon no longer have to quarantine. Accordingly those coming from five countries, including Sri Lanka as well as Israel, Uruguay, Namibia, Rwanda will not need to isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the United Kingdom.
The changes come into effect from 4am on Saturday (21) as part of the weekly update to so-called “travel corridors”.
The UK government is responsible for England, while the three devolved administrations across the remaining nations are in charge of their own quarantine lists. They often meet to discuss what the weekly changes should be and sometimes make the same or similar decisions on which countries to add or remove.
Although the restrictions for some travellers are being eased, anyone arriving in England will still have to follow the “stay at home” rules for the rest of the second national lockdown, ending on 2 December.