As of December 15, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) Global Travel Taskforce, which includes officials from the Scottish and Welsh Governments, and Northern Ireland Executive, will implement a revised coronavirus testing strategy for air travelers who arrive in the UK from a 'non-travel corridor country'.
Travelers will have the option of booking and paying for a test from a list of private sector providers. They can take the test 5-days after they depart a destination, not on the travel corridors list, which for most international arrivals will be after 5-days of self-isolation.
If the test result is negative, they will be free to go about their daily lives. Individuals who opt-in will be required to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
If a traveler tests positive for COVID-19, they will move into the UK’s existing system for positive cases, meaning that they will self-isolate for a further 10 days from the day of the test and their contacts will be traced and notified as normal, stated the UK on November 24, 2020.