Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

The Home Office have recently issued information pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions.

Here’s what you need to know

(Updated as of 07 November 2020)

“The following jobs qualify people for exemptions from completing the passenger locator form or self-isolating, or both.”

  • Diplomatic missions, international organisations and conferences
  • Representatives of a foreign country or territory or British overseas territories
  • Defence personnel, visiting forces and government contractors
  • Essential border security duties – UK officials and contractors
  • Essential border security duties – non-UK officials and contractors
  • Crown servants or government contractors
  • Regular work abroad
  • Regular work in the UK, living abroad
  • Bus and coach drivers
  • Drivers of goods vehicles
  • People transiting airside through the UK
  • Civil aviation inspectors
  • Eurotunnel workers
  • Eurostar International workers
  • Channel Tunnel system workers
  • Network Rail workers
  • Seamen and masters and inspectors and surveyors of ships
  • Aircraft pilots and crew
  • Seasonal agricultural workers
  • Water supplies and sewerage services workers

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

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