BBC Covid: What are the quarantine rules when arriving in the UK?
Two-week quarantine restrictions apply to people entering the UK from almost every country, because of the second wave of coronavirus.
From the middle of December, travellers will be able to pay for a private test, which will cut their self-isolation time to just under a week if it comes back negative.
In England, people cannot travel abroad for non essential reasons until 2 December.
What are the quarantine rules?
People arriving in the UK from most countries - including British nationals - must self-isolate for 14 days.
Exceptions are made for people coming from the Common Travel Area - Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man - or countries in travel corridors with the UK.
Travellers must fill in a ''passenger locator'' form, with contact details and their UK address. Anyone who does not provide an address will have to pay for accommodation arranged by the government.
For 14 days, starting the day after arrival, people quarantining should not:
- Use taxis or public transport
- Go to work, school, or public areas
- Have visitors except for essential support
- Go out to buy food, or other essentials, if they can rely on others
If you have to self-isolate after a trip you may not get statutory sick pay, unless you meet the required conditions - such as displaying coronavirus symptoms.