Skip to Content

United Kingdom Reopening To Tourists In June

Share The Article

Last Updated

The United Kingdom will be reopening to international tourists in June with new covid-19 prevention measures set by the UK government. 

Starting on June 8th, all visitors arriving from other countries will be able to enter the UK but will face new strict quarantine measures before any vacation or traveling can begin. 

traveler in front of grosvenor-hotel-london

The prevention measures are being introduced to “keep the transmission rate down and prevent a devastating second wave,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Friday.

London UK skyline aerial view

International visitors will be permitted to enter the United Kingdom but they'll be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days.

The new measure also applies to citizens returning from overseas.

Passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train – including UK nationals – will have to provide an address where they will remain for 14 days. There is a £100 penalty for anyone found to have not filled in this ”contact locator” form.

bus in london uk beside historic buildings

Surprise visits will be used to check they are following the rules. Those in England could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate , while governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can also impose penalties.

Busy united kingdom street with UK flags

Passengers will be asked to drive in their own car or rental vehicle to their destination, where possible. If they don't provide an address, the government will arrange accommodation.

Both Nationals and travelers must then not go to work, school, public areas, or use public transport or taxis. They should also not have any visitors unless they are providing essential support, and should not go out to buy food or other essentials where they can rely on others.

Why are the measures being introduced in June?

While there was still “significant” transmission of the virus within the UK, the impact of these border restrictions would have been negligible, the government says.

But now transmission has fallen, it hopes quarantine measures will lower the risk of infection being reintroduced from other countries.

The measures will be reviewed every three weeks to check they are in line with scientific guidance and remain ”effective and necessary”.

C:\Users\coach\Desktop\London Eye Ferris Wheel In Uk.jpg

Do the quarantine rules apply to everybody?

There are a number of groups who are exempt, including:

  • Road haulage and freight workers
  • Medical officials who are travelling to help fight coronavirus
  • Anyone arriving from the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man
  • Seasonal agricultural workers if they self-isolate on the property where they are working
Big Ben Clock in London

Initially, it was suggested the rules would also not apply to travellers from France. However, the government later insisted the quarantine measures will also apply to them.

Tourists wearing masks

What other measures have been put in place?

The government guidance says all flight passengers should remain at least 2m (6ft) apart from other people wherever possible and consider wearing a face covering.

People travelling through Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports have already been told to cover their faces and wear gloves.

masks on plane

Some temperature screening trials will also be conducted at Stansted. Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports, is already trialling large-scale temperature checks .

Air France says passengers will be temperature-checked before flying. The carrier has also made face masks compulsory – similar to several US airlines.

Tourist in scotland

See the complete guide of all countries reopening to international tourists in June

For the latest U.S  & Canada Travel News join our: Facebook Community


Que Kondeh

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Am from Texas.i want to travel to UK in December. Any update about travel procedures and quarantine methods in UK

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Yes,here you go: (Click HERE to read)

Karl Borg

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Is this updated ? The UK put Malta (my country) on the amber list. Any one going to the UK from Malta has to quarantine for 14 days. I was also reading other reports that as of 1st August the UK will be open to Russia (requireing a 48 hr PCR Test and not of 72 hrs#0 together with Turkey. Switzerland will also be open to Russia as of the 15th August.

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Hi Karl - AT the very top of this article it states it has not been updated for 2 months. We can't update each news article we write, as most major news outlets never do as well. We have written much newer UK articles you can reference. Like this one for example: "Which Countries are on teh 14-day quarantine list for the UK" (Click HERE to read) or "UK's Covid-19 Entry Requirements" (Click HERE to read)


Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Hey, want to go to UK from South Africa 1 Des.


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Thank You!!


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

hello, I want to fly to Manchester UK soon, from the US, I can't find any information if uk receive passengers from us ?!

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Apparently Americans can go if they quarantine for 14 days, but please contact the consulate to ensure your entry before you go