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Re: Travelling to the UK - Post 29th March

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I emailed info@email.enquiries.test-and-trace.nhs.uk

This is what they wrote, name changed

Dear FMF,


Thank you for your enquiry to NHS Trace Feedback.

You can enter and leave the UK from different airports on the same day.

If you’re travelling to England for less than 10 days, you will need to quarantine for the whole of your stay. You must travel directly to your place of quarantine when you arrive in England and directly from your place of quarantine to the port or airport when you leave.

You should follow safer travel guidance and avoid public transport if possible.
You will still be required to book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine, this costs £210.

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on or after day 8 to check that you do not have COVID-19. As such private tests are not allowable as they are not part of the NHS Test and Trace program.

There are no exemptions if you are staying in England fewer than 10 days. However, there is no penalty for not completing the day 8 test if you have already departed from the UK.

If your test shows that you have a variant of coronavirus known as a ‘variant of concern’ you will get a further call and your contacts will be asked to be tested.

Please use the following link to access the bookings portal for your travel test package: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/

I hope that this gives you some clarity to your situation.



Kind regards

Aaron Watkins
Trace Feedback Team

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-q...1-e3109cce8eae
Great Info FMF, thanks.

I have to go to UK from Switzerland on a business trip end of April. I am trying to figure out if I can use an ordinary airport hotel (holiday Inn, hilton et.) for the 10 day quarantine since CH is not a red list country.
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Re: Travelling to the UK - Post 29th March

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Great Info FMF, thanks.

I have to go to UK from Switzerland on a business trip end of April. I am trying to figure out if I can use an ordinary airport hotel (holiday Inn, hilton et.) for the 10 day quarantine since CH is not a red list country.
Yes, I imagine you can, but they're horrible soul-less places to do 10-days quarantine! (or 5, with test and release).

All other hotels are open for essential purposes (quarantining falls under this)
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