22 December 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Travel from South Africa) (England) Regulations 2020 in force from 9pm on 23rd December, other than regulation 2 which is in force from 9am on 24th December and prohibit the arrival in England of aircraft travelling directly from South Africa and amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020 to:
remove exemptions from the requirement to self-isolate and the requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form for people who have arrived in England from South Africa or who have arrived in England from elsewhere and, during the 10 days preceding their arrival in England, have been in or transited through South Africa ("South Africa arrivals");
exclude South Africa arrivals and members of their household from the "Test to Release" regime;
require people residing with South Africa arrivals to self-isolate.
Please see our coronavirus document for an overview of further legislation relating to the Coronavirus.