The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 980

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2020

Made at 8.35 a.m. on11thSeptember2020

Laid before Parliament at 3.00 p.m. on11thSeptember2020

Coming into force at 4.00 a.m. on12thSeptember2020

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45B, 45F(2) and 45P(2) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984( 1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2020 and come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 12th September 2020.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020( 2).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations are amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 of Schedule A1 (exempt countries and territories)—

(a) omit the entries for “French Polynesia, “Hungary”, “Portugal” and “Réunion”;

(b) insert entries for “The Azores”, “Madeira” and “Sweden” at the appropriate places.

Transitional and saving provision

3. In relation to any person who arrived in England on or after 10th July but before 4.00 a.m. on 12th September 2020, the principal Regulations apply as if the amendments made by regulation 2(2) had not been made.

At 8.35 a.m. on 11th September 2020

Grant Shapps

Secretary of State

Department for Transport

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020 ( S.I. 2020/568) (“the principal Regulations”) to—

(a) remove French Polynesia, Hungary, Portugal (not including the islands that make up The Azores and Madeira) and Réunion from the list of exempt countries and territories (i.e. countries and territories, listed in Schedule A1 to the principal Regulations, from which passengers arriving in England are not required to self-isolate); and

(b) add Sweden to the list of exempt countries and territories and retain the islands that make up The Azores and Madeira on that list.

Passengers are not required to self-isolate on arrival in England if, during the 14 days preceding their arrival, they have only been in or transited through exempt countries or territories, or exempt parts of countries or territories...

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