The new Test to Release for International Travel scheme will come into force on 15 December for passengers arriving into England from a destination not on the travel corridor list. Under the scheme, you can choose to pay for a COVID‐19 test from a private provider after five days of self‐isolation, with a negative result meaning you do not need to isolate further.

Business directors bringing ‘significant economic benefit’ to the UK have now been added to the list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions, meaning they do not need to self‐isolate on arrival in the UK.