Travel corridor exemptions countries list

In response to COVID-19 outbreak, from 10 July 2020, if you are arriving in England from a country listed in the Travel corridor exemptions countries list, you do not require to self-quarantine for 14 days. This rule applies to arrival in England by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.

You are also exempt from the self-quarantine requirements if you are travelling from the Common Travel Area (CTA). Countries listed in the CTA are:

  • The UK
  • Republic of Ireland
  • The Channel Islands
  • The Isle of Man

The government is keeping this Travel corridor exemptions countries list under review. If the infection rate in any one of the countries listed below become unacceptably high, 2 weeks self-quarantine requirement will be reintroduced for that country.

Do not travel if you have Coronavirus symptoms such as high temperature, new and continuous cough or loss sense of smell or taste.

Countries included in the Travel Corridor Exemptions

Country start with the letter A

  1. Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  2. Andorra
  3. Anguilla
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Aruba
  6. Australia
  7. Austria

Country start with the letter B

  1. Bahamas
  2. Barbados
  3. Belgium
  4. Bermuda
  5. Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  6. British Antarctic Territory
  7. British Indian Ocean Territory
  8. The British Virgin Islands

Country start with the letter C

  1. Cayman Islands
  2. The Channel Islands
  3. Croatia
  4. Curaçao
  5. Cyprus
  6. Czech Republic

Country start with the letter D

  1. Denmark
  2. Dominica

Country start with the letter F

  1. Falkland Islands
  2. Faroe Islands
  3. Fiji
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. French Polynesia

Country start with the letter G

  1. Gibraltar
  2. Germany
  3. Greece
  4. Greenland
  5. Grenada
  6. Guadeloupe

Country start with the letter H

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Hungary

Country start with the letter I

  1. Iceland
  2. Ireland
  3. The Isle of Man
  4. Italy

Country start with the letter J

  1. Jamaica
  2. Japan

Country start with the letter L

  1. Liechtenstein
  2. Lithuania
  3. Luxembourg

Country start with the letter M

  1. Macao (Macau)
  2. Malta
  3. Mauritius
  4. Monaco
  5. Montserrat

Country start with the letter N

  1. the Netherlands
  2. New Caledonia
  3. New Zealand
  4. Norway

Country start with the letter P

  1. Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  2. Poland

Country start with the letter R

  1. Reunion

Country start with the letter S

  1. San Marino
  2. Serbia
  3. Seychelles
  4. South Korea
  5. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  6. St Barthélemy
  7. Spain
  8. St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  9. St Kitts and Nevis
  10. Switzerland
  11. St Lucia
  12. St Pierre and Miquelon

Country start with the letter T

  1. Taiwan
  2. Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Turkey
  4. Turks and Caicos Islands

Country start with the letter V

  1. Vatican City State
  2. Vietnam

Read full guidance here for travel transit stops.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 outbreak

Companies House grants an automatic extension for the following filings in response to COVID-19 outbreak (on 27 June 2020).

  • Company accounts filing deadline automatic extension for private (LTD) and public companies (PLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), Overseas Companies and Societas Europaea (SEs).
  • 6 weeks to submit your confirmation statement under the new law, The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020.
  • Events driven filings deadlines also extend to 42 days, also 6 weeks. For example, you have moved your registered office to a new address. You also have up to 6 weeks to notify Companies House.
  • Mortgage charges registration has a further 10 days, a total of 31 days to submit the document with Companies House.

Manage situations before they become crisis

Today, Sir James Bevan, the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency made a speech on manage situations before they become crisis. In his speech, he shared how the environmental agency handles situations and he hopes we will find lessons he learnt useful in our own world.

Top tips for managing situations

As I said, much of what I have learnt about incident management during my career has come as much from making mistakes as it has from getting it right. So I offer the following

Sir James Bevan
  • Lead
  • Move fast
  • Get on the ground
  • Have a strategy
  • Win the air war
  • Manage upwards
  • Stay well
  • Be ready beforehand
  • Learn the lessons afterwards

Sir James Bevan shared how he, as the leader of the Environmental Agency handles the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak together with working with professional partners in the 38 Local Resilience Forums across England.

I like his principle on dealing with humans. – Be kind.

You may read the full speech here.

Manage situations before they become crisis is vital during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak especially businesses start to reopen gradually. It is vital to minimise the risks of spreading the virus between humans.

For examples, we must maintain social distancing, encourage to use a contactless approach where possible.

We live and we learn and we can learn from each other to be better.

Companies House encourages a contactless approach

Companies House handles 4.3 million companies records. During this COVID-19 outbreak, they encourage their customers to submit documents online.

You can submit the following documents using the Companies House webfiling service.

To file online, you would require your company’s authentication code. The authentication code is the electronic equivalent of your company’s director(s) signatures. Keep safe your authentication code.

Companies House also created an interim paperless filing service to accept documents which would normally require a live signature.

If you are unable to submit your company accounts due to this COVID-19 outbreak, not to worry. Recently, Companies House announced they will automatically extend your company’s filing deadline. You do not need to do anything. You just need to go to Companies House website to check your new filing deadline.

If you require help with your company’s filings, Our accountants can help you.

Register a Lasting Power of Attorney

Register your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Usually, the registration of your LPA would take about 40 working days. However, it may take longer during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Use the OPG’s online service to make your Lasting Power of Attorney if you are in England or Wales. This online service will allow you to track your application progress.

You must print your LPA form and get it signs by several people.

The Lasting Power of Attorney to be signed in this order

  1. The donor must sign first.
  2. You must have a witness to watch you sign your LPA. Your witness will sign your LPA straight after you signed the form.
  3. Thereafter, your certificate provider must sign after the donor signed it.
  4. Followed by your attorneys and replacement attorneys to sign. They must have someone to witness their signing too.

Register your signed LPA form

After your LPA form is signed, dated and complete. You may send your documents to the Office of the Public Guardian’s office to register your Lasting Power of Attorney to make it official. Without registration, your LPA is useless.

Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

Read the full guidance on registering your LPA during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Companies House filings during COVID-19 outbreak

Companies House also working together with the government to help UK businesses during this pandemic. They grant an automatic extension for the following filings on 27 June 2020.

  • Company accounts filing deadline extension for private limited companies limited liability partnerships, Overseas Companies, PLCs and SEs.
  • 6 weeks to submit your confirmation statement under the new law, The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020. Previously, you must submit your confirmation statement within 14 days deadline.
  • Events driven filings deadlines also extend to 42 days. For example, you have moved your registered office to a new address. You also have 6 weeks to notify Companies House.
  • Mortgage charges registration has a further 10 days, a total of 31 days to submit the document with Companies House.
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