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Overseas Travel - Quarantine Regulations

Friday July 31, 2020 at 9:32am
Overseas Travel - Quarantine Regulations

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, travel has now opened up, but, there are still countries with quarantine regulations to contain any possible spike in Coronavirus.  This will have an impact on our riders and officials if they do return from a country that is not on the Coronavirus Travel Corridor List, like Spain is currently! 

Any rider or official would have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return meaning they will not be able to attend of compete in any ACU Permitted event during this period which could be a National Championship event! 

To ensure that we as the National Governing Body are complying with current Government guidance, we would therefore have to impose a 14 day restriction and place those affected on the Stop List during this period.

Riders and Officials thinking of going overseas to compete/officiate must take these rules into consideration when making a decision whether to attend or not.  

The government is satisfied that it is now safe to ease these measures in England and has introduced travel corridor exemptions for some countries and territories.   Exemption rules 
You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you are travelling from one of the countries or territories listed below in the link . That is because these countries or territories are:
covered by the travel corridor exemption within the common travel area (Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man) British overseas territories

You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country that is not on the list in the 14 days before you arrive in England. This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.  

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel.
You will have to comply with coronavirus requirements in the country you travel to. This may include self-isolating or providing your details to local authorities.
FCO travel advice includes information on any health measures in place for visitors to a country or territory. These can include a requirement to self-isolate, quarantine or undergo testing for coronavirus, or even restrictions on entry.      

Government Guidance Link -coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

Finally, and most importantly, before and while you are travelling, check:
Current FCO coronavirus advice
Current FCO travel advice for the countries you are travelling to
Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance in case you have unexpected costs.  

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