“Quarantine” refers to the period of managed hotel quarantine that people must undergo after travelling from a country on the banned travel list (also known as the red list). 

If a person returns to the UK from a country that is on the amber list of countries, they must self-isolate at home or in the place they are staying for 14 days. 

See “self-isolating” in this style guide for people who have: 

  • symptoms of COVID-19 
  • a positive COVID-19 test 
  • been in contact with someone who has tested positive 
  • travelled from a country not on the banned travel list but have to self-isolate