Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exemptions

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in Northern Ireland, if you are returning from certain countries or territories. These locations are outlined below.

General travel advice

General information relating to travel advice to and from Northern Ireland, including when you need to self-isolate,  is available on the following page:

Exempted countries and territories

Since 10 July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in Northern Ireland, if you are returning from the following countries and territories:

A

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia

B

  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei

C

  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus

D

  • Dominica

E

  • Estonia

F

  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland

G

  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (excluding the islands of Mykonos)
  • Greek islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos (Zante) (this only applies to arrivals on or after 4.00am on 10 October 2020)
  • The Greek island of Crete (this only applies to arrivals on or after 4.00am on 18 October 2020)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada

H

  • ​Hong Kong

I

  • Italy (this does not apply to arrivals on or after 4.00 am on 18 October 2020)

J

  • Japan

L

  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania

M

  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat

N

  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway

P

  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores

S

  • Saint Barthélemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino (this does not apply to arrivals on or after 4.00 am on 18 October 2020)
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea 
  • Sweden
  • The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus

T

  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

V

  • Vatican City State (this does not apply to arrivals on or after 4.00 am on 18 October 2020)
  • Vietnam

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