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The Department for Transport clarifies guidance for recreational maritime arrivals

Published on: 18 June 2020

The Department for Transport clarifies guidance for recreational maritime arrivals

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revised its guidance for international recreational maritime arrivals. 


The guidance follows the introduction of the UK’s 14-day quarantine which is designed to prevent further cases of COVID-19. 


The quarantine requires all passengers to self-isolate for a period of 14 days on their arrival to the UK. 


Passengers are required to fill out a contact locator form and provide details of where they will stay during the quarantine period. This could include staying at hotels or with family and friends or failing this - accommodation arranged by the UK Government.


In revised guidance, the DfT has confirmed that harbour masters are requested to continue working with the local border force to ensure international recreational maritime travellers are aware of their obligations.


The guidance also says that persons departing from UK marinas for recreational reasons do not need to complete this form. This is provided they remain within UK territorial waters and do not interact with any other vessel or person after their departure. They would, assuming these conditions were met, not be required to self-isolate on their return to a UK marina.

The revised guidance can be read here

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