Managed isolation arrangements have been activated ahead of the return of international flights to local airports.
Any passenger who has been in, or transited through a ‘red list’ country in the previous 10 days must book and pay for a managed isolation package before making any other travel arrangements.
The package will include collection at the airport and transfer to the designated hotel and provision of PCR test kits. Guests will be given a welcome pack on arrival, which will include information and signposting to essential services to assist them in their stay. Meals and refreshments will be provided by the hotel.
The required managed isolation period will be 10 days and all bookings must be made through the online portal https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/
Passengers who have not arrived from red list countries will use the same booking portal to pre-book their tests for their self-isolation at their own homes.
All those who have been outside of the Common Travel Area at any time in the previous 10 days before arriving here must:
- Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to three days before departure;
- Provide journey and contact details by completing a passenger locator form. This must be done 48 hours prior to arrival into NI or first point of entry into UK;
- Isolate for 10 full days from the point of arrival;
- Book a day 2 and 8 test package before arrival.
These measures are to stop the spread of potentially harmful variants into Northern Ireland. Anyone not complying with the regulations may be refused boarding by the airline or carrier and/ or fined on arrival.
Detailed, up-to-date information on all international travel arrangements can be found on nidirect www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-advice