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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Interpretation: red list and non-red list countries and arrivals

    4. 3A.“Eligible” and “non-eligible” non-red list arrivals

  3. PART 2 Obligations on persons arriving in Northern Ireland and others

    1. Provide information

      1. 4.Requirement to provide information

      2. 5.Persons exempt from requirement to provide information

    2. Negative test result

      1. 6.Requirement to possess notification of negative test result

      2. 7.Persons exempt from requirement to possess notification of a negative test result

    3. Book and undertake tests

      1. 8.Requirement to book and undertake tests

      2. 9.Persons exempt from requirement to book and undertake tests

    4. Workforce tests

      1. 9A.Requirement to undertake workforce tests

    5. Self-isolation

      1. 10.Requirement to self-isolate

      2. 11.Limitations to, and exceptions from, requirement to self-isolate

      3. 12.Place where a person must self-isolate

      4. 13.Persons exempt from requirement to self-isolate

    6. Managed isolation

      1. 14.Requirement to comply with managed isolation

      2. 15.Persons exempt from the requirement to comply with managed isolation

  4. PART 3 Prohibition on the arrival of aircraft and vessels into Northern Ireland

    1. 16.Interpretation of Part 3

    2. 17.Prohibition on arrival of aircraft into Northern Ireland

    3. 18.Prohibition on arrival of vessels into Northern Ireland

  5. PART 4 Enforcement

    1. Enforcement powers

      1. 19.Enforcement of requirement to isolate

      2. 20.Additional enforcement powers in respect of managed isolation

      3. 21.Additional enforcement powers in respect of red list arrivals

      4. 22.Power of entry in respect of managed isolation

    2. Offences

      1. 23.Offences and penalties

      2. 24.Reasonable excuses: contravention of regulation 6

      3. 25.Reasonable excuses: contravention of regulation 8

      4. 25A.Reasonable excuses: contravention of regulation 9A

    3. Fixed penalty notices

      1. 26.Fixed penalty notices

      2. 27.Amount of fixed penalty

      3. 28.Amount of fixed penalty: offences committed under statutory provisions revoked by these Regulations

      4. 29.Effect of fixed penalty notice

    4. Procedure where a fixed penalty notice has not been paid

      1. 30.Registration certificates

      2. 31.Registration of penalty

      3. 32.Challenge to notice

      4. 33.Setting aside of sum enforceable under regulation 31

  6. PART 5 Information sharing

    1. 34.Power to use and disclose information

    2. 35.Self-incrimination

  7. PART 6 Review and expiry of these Regulations

    1. 36.Review of need for restrictions

    2. 37.Expiry of these Regulations

  8. PART 7 Final provisions

    1. 38.Revocations

    2. 39.Transitional provisions

    3. 40.Relationship between these Regulations and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

  9. Signature

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Red list countries

      1. Afghanistan Angola Argentina ... ... Bolivia Botswana Brazil Burundi Cape...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Green list countries – exempt countries, territories, and parts of countries or territories

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. SCHEDULE 2A

      Amber plus list countries

    4. SCHEDULE 2B

      Criteria to be an eligible arrival

      1. 1.P is an “eligible” arrival if P complies with any...

      2. 2.P complies with this paragraph if P—

      3. 3.P complies with this paragraph if P—

      4. 4.P complies with this paragraph if P—

      5. 5.P complies with this paragraph if P is—

      6. 6.P complies with this paragraph if P is either—

      7. 7.(1) For the purposes of paragraph 2—

      8. 7A.For the purposes of paragraph 2, where P has received...

      9. 7B.(1) For the purposes of paragraph 6—

      10. 8.For the purposes of paragraph 6, where P has received...

      11. 8A.For the purposes of paragraph 6, where P has received...

      12. 9.For the purposes of this Schedule a child is to...

      13. 10.In this Schedule— “authorised vaccine” means a medicinal product for...

      14. 11.The table referred to in paragraph 10 follows— Relevant country...

      15. 12.The countries and territories referred to in the definitions of...

      16. 13.(1) In the definition of “authorised vaccine” in paragraph 10,...

    5. SCHEDULE 3

      Passenger information

      1. Personal details

        1. 1.Personal details of the passenger— (a) name,

      2. Journey details

        1. 2.Address in the United Kingdom where passenger will be staying—...

        2. 3.Mode of transport details of the passenger—

        3. 4.Arrival details of the passenger— (a) the location at which...

        4. 5.Details of country that passenger's journey originated from—

        5. 6.Whether the passenger is connecting through the United Kingdom to...

      3. Details of children travelling with the passenger

        1. 7.Where the passenger is travelling with a child for whom...

      4. Details of testing package

        1. 8.Where regulation 8 requires a testing package—

    6. SCHEDULE 4

      Persons who are exempt

      1. PART 1 Persons who are exempt

        1. 1.The notes set out below explain the entries in the...

        2. 2.The entries set out in the first column are defined...

        3. 3.An entry reading “exempt” means the person is exempt from...

        4. 4.An entry reading “not exempt” means the person is not...

        5. 5.An entry reading “exempt (unless red list arrival)” means the...

        6. 6.(1) An entry reading “exempt (residency condition)” means—

        7. 7.An entry reading “partial exemption (work condition)” means that the...

        8. 8.(1) An entry reading “exempt (no access to passengers condition)”...

        9. 9.Where an entry indicates that certain categories are exempt, that...

      2. PART 2 Definitions of persons who are exempt, conditions, limitations of exemption and savings

        1. 1. Diplomat

          1. Definition

            1. 1.A person (P) who is— (a) a member of a...

            2. 2.For the purposes of this entry— (a) “consular courier” means...

          2. General conditions for exemption: the double confirmation condition

            1. 3.(1) In this entry the double confirmation condition means that—...

          3. Condition for exemption from requirement to provide information

            1. 4.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1...

          4. Conditions for exemption from requirement to possess negative test result

            1. 5.Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(i) or...

          5. Conditions for exemption from requirement to book and undertake tests

            1. 6.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1...

          6. Conditions for exemption from requirement to self-isolate

            1. 7.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(c),...

            2. 8.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(c)...

          7. Conditions for exemption from requirement to comply with managed isolation

            1. 9.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(a)...

            2. 10.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(i)...

            3. 11.But where paragraphs 9 or 10(2) apply—

            4. 12.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 1(c)...

          8. Savings

            1. 13.This entry is without prejudice to any immunity from jurisdiction...

        2. 2. Crown servant (border work)

          1. 14.(1) A Crown servant or government contractor where they are—...

        3. 3. Crown servant (defence), armed forces, visiting forces

          1. 15.(1) A person who is a Crown servant, a government...

        4. 4. Foreign official (border work)

          1. 16.An official of a foreign Government. required to travel to...

        5. 5. Seamen and masters

          1. 17.(1) Seamen and masters, as defined in section 313(1) of...

        6. 6. Pilots (maritime)

          1. 18.A pilot, as defined in paragraph 22(1) of Schedule 3A...

        7. 7. Ship inspectors

          1. 19.An inspector or a surveyor of ships appointed under section...

        8. 8. Air crew

          1. 20.(1) A member of aircraft crew where they have travelled...

        9. 9. Transit passenger

          1. 21.A person who, on arrival in the United Kingdom—

        10. 9A. Transit passenger (Republic of Ireland)

          1. 21A.A person P who, on arrival in Northern Ireland, alighted...

          2. Condition for exemption from requirement to book and undertake tests

            1. 21B.(1) Where P is a person described in paragraph 21A,...

        11. 9B. Transit Passenger (Crown Dependencies)

          1. 21C.(1) a person who on arrival in Northern Ireland—

        12. 10. Road haulage worker

          1. 22.(1) A person who is— (a) the driver of a...

        13. 11. Civil aviation inspector

          1. 23.Civil aviation inspectors, as defined in Annex 9 to the...

        14. 12. Returning essential state worker

          1. 24.(1) Any person who a government department has certified as...

          2. Condition for exemption from requirement to possess notification of negative test result

            1. 25.Where P is a person described in paragraph 24(1)(a), (b)...

          3. Condition for exemption from requirement to book and undertake test

            1. 26.Where P is a person described in paragraph 24(1)(a) or...

          4. Condition for exemption from requirement to self-isolate

            1. 27.Where P is a person described in paragraph 24(1)(a), (c)...

          5. Condition for exemption from requirement to comply with managed isolation

            1. 28.Where P is a person described in paragraph 24(1)(a), (b),...

        15. 13. Other returning essential workers

          1. 29.(1) A person who is— (a) required to undertake essential...

          2. Condition for exemption from requirement to possess notification of negative test result

            1. 30.Where P is a person described in paragraph 29(1)(b), P...

          3. Condition for exemption from requirement to book and undertake test

            1. 31.P is not required to comply with regulation 8 where...

          4. Condition for exemption from requirement to self-isolate

            1. 32.Where P is a person described in paragraph 29(1)(b), P...

          5. Condition for exemption from requirement to comply with managed isolation

            1. 33.P is not required to comply with regulation 14 and...

        16. 14. Official repatriating a prisoner

          1. 34.A person designated by the relevant Minister under section 5(3)...

        17. 15. Official escorting extradition subject

          1. 35.A person responsible for escorting a person sought for extradition...

        18. 16. Foreign official collecting extradition subject

          1. 36.A representative of any territory travelling to the United Kingdom...

        19. 17. Essential water / sewerage worker

          1. 37.(1) A worker engaged in essential or emergency works—

        20. 18. Essential floods worker

          1. 38.A worker engaged in essential or emergency works on behalf...

        21. 19. Essential utilities worker

          1. 39.(1) A worker engaged in essential or emergency works—

        22. 20. Essential nuclear worker

          1. 40.(1) A person who is— (a) nuclear personnel, and who...

        23. 21. Chemical weapons inspector

          1. 41.An Inspector from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

        24. 22. Specialist aerospace engineer or worker

          1. 42.(1) A specialist aerospace engineer, or a specialist aerospace worker,...

        25. 23. Oil safety worker

          1. 43.(1) A person engaged in operational, maintenance or safety activities...

        26. 24. Essential offshore (oil) worker

          1. 44.(1) A worker undertaking, or required to commence—

        27. 25. Postal operator

          1. 45.A postal operator, as defined in section 27(3) of the...

        28. 26. Specialist technical worker (goods)

          1. 46.A worker with specialist technical skills, where those specialist technical...

          2. Conditions for exemption from requirement to possess negative test result

            1. 47.P is exempt from the requirement to possess a negative...

        29. 27. Specialist technical worker (waste management)

          1. 48.A worker with specialist technical skills where those specialist technical...

        30. 28. Medical courier

          1. 49.A person who has travelled to the United Kingdom for...

        31. 29. Medicines inspector

          1. 50.A person who is an “inspector” within the meaning of...

        32. 30. Clinical trial worker

          1. 51.(1) A person who— (a) has travelled to the United...

        33. 31. Clinical investigation worker

          1. 52.A person who has travelled to the United Kingdom—

        34. 32. Qualified medicines worker

          1. 53.A person who is— (a) a “qualified person” within the...

        35. 33. Essential infrastructure worker

          1. 54.(1) A person who has travelled to the United Kingdom...

        36. 34. Communications networks worker

          1. 55.A person who is engaged in urgent or essential work—...

        37. 35. Subsea fibre optic worker

          1. 56.A person— (a) who is engaged in the installation, maintenance...

        38. 36. Elite sportsperson

          1. Definition

            1. 57.(1) An elite sportsperson is a person who is—

            2. 58.(1) For the purposes of this entry “domestic elite sportsperson”...

            3. 59.(1) For the purposes of this entry “international elite sportsperson”...

            4. 60.For the purposes of this entry “domestic ancillary sportsperson” means...

            5. 61.For the purposes of this entry “international ancillary sportsperson” means...

            6. 62.For the purposes of this entry— “elite development pathway” means...

          2. Condition for partial exemption from requirement to self-isolate

            1. 63.(1) An elite sportsperson must provide, on arrival in Northern...

          3. Nature of partial exemption from requirement to self-isolate

            1. 64.(1) Where P is a domestic elite sportsperson, P is...

        39. 37. Essential worker (film and high end TV productions)

          1. 65.(1) A person engaged in film and high end TV...

        40. 38. Fully vaccinated traveller

          1. 66.. . . . . . . . . ....

        41. 39. Seasonal Agricultural Worker

          1. 67.(1) A person (“P”) who on arrival in Northern Ireland...

        42. ...

          1. 68.. . . . . . . . . ....

          2. 69.. . . . . . . . . ....

        43. 42. A non-disembarking cruise passenger

          1. 70.A person, including a crew member, who travels to a...

        44. 43. A short stay cruise passenger

          1. 71.A person who— (a) arrives in Northern Ireland on a...

        45. 44. Non-UK police officer

          1. 72.An official of a foreign police force, required to travel...

        46. 45. Seasonal poultry worker

          1. 73.(1) A person who has an offer of employment for...

        47. 46. A performing arts professional

          1. 74.(1) A performing arts professional working in connection with a...

    7. SCHEDULE 5

      Qualifying test

      1. 1.A test is a qualifying test if—

      2. 2.For the purposes of paragraph 1— “sensitivity”, in relation to...

      3. 3.Notification of a negative rest result must include, in English,...

    8. SCHEDULE 6

      Requirement to book and undertake tests (mandatory testing after arrival in Northern Ireland)

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “approved private provider” means a test...

      2. Requirement to isolate on failure to take a mandatory test (red list and non-eligible non-red list arrivals)

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies in respect of—

      3. Requirement to isolate on failure to take a mandatory test (eligible non-red list arrivals)

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies in respect of eligible non-red list...

      4. Consequences of test results (red list and non-eligible non-red list arrivals)

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies in respect of—

      5. Consequences of test results (eligible non-red list arrivals)

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies in respect of eligible non-red list...

      6. Day 2 tests: general test requirements

        1. 6.For the purposes of regulation 8(11), a day 2 test...

      7. Day 8 tests: general test requirements

        1. 7.For the purposes of regulation 8(11), a day 8 test...

      8. Required circumstances for undertaking a day 2 test or a day 8 test

        1. 8.(1) The circumstances mentioned in regulation 8(11) are as follows....

      9. Notification of test results (approved private providers)

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies to an approved private provider who...

      10. Charge for day 2 tests and day 8 tests

        1. 10.(1) The Department or a person designated by the Department...

      11. Modification of self-isolation provisions for eligible non-red list arrivals with a positive test result

        1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where an eligible non-red list arrival...

      12. Approval of private providers and private tests

        1. 12.The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has...

    9. SCHEDULE 6A

      Workforce tests

      1. 1.Consequence of failure to undertake test

      2. 2.Consequences of test results

      3. 3.Duties on employers

      4. 4.Place where a person must self-isolate under this Schedule

      5. 5.Limitations to, and exceptions from, requirement to self-isolate under this Schedule

    10. SCHEDULE 7

      Managed isolation

      1. Managed isolation package

        1. 1.In this Schedule, a “managed isolation package” means—

      2. Limitation on ports of entry

        1. 2.(1) P may only enter Northern Ireland at a port...

        2. 3.(1) The following ports are designated for the purposes of...

      3. Duties on arrival

        1. 4.P must, on arrival in Northern Ireland, be in possession...

        2. 5.P must, on arrival in Northern Ireland, travel directly to...

        3. 6.If P is not in possession of a managed isolation...

      4. Charge for managed isolation package

        1. 7.(1) The Department may impose a charge in relation to...

      5. Duty to remain in managed isolation and period of isolation

        1. 8.(1) P must enter into and remain in managed isolation...

      6. Exceptions from duty remain in managed isolation

        1. 9.P is not required to remain in managed isolation—

        2. 10.P is not required to remain in managed isolation from...

      7. Permitted reasons to leave or be outside the place of managed isolation

        1. 11.(1) During the period of their managed isolation, P may...

      8. Meaning of “place”

        1. 12.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule “place” means—

      9. Designations

        1. 13.The Department must designate, for the purposes of this Schedule—...

      10. Duties where P is a child

        1. 14.If P is a child— (a) any person who has...

      11. Person caring for P

        1. 15.A person may reside in the place where P is...

      12. Duty to provide evidence of possession of managed isolation package

        1. 16.A person who is obliged to possess a managed isolation...

      13. Modification of application of this Schedule where P is a relevant person

        1. 17.(1) Where P is a relevant person (see paragraphs 18...

        2. 18.P is a relevant person if— (a) P is—

        3. 19.(1) P is a relevant person if—

        4. 20.(1) P is a relevant person if—

        5. 21.P is a relevant person if— (a) P needs to...

        6. 22.(1) P is a relevant person if—

    11. SCHEDULE 8

      Prohibition on arrival of aircraft and vessels

      1. 1.The countries and territories referred to in regulation 17(1) (prohibition...

      2. 2.The countries and territories referred to in regulation 18(1) (prohibition...

    12. SCHEDULE 9

      Revocations

      1. PART 1 Regulations revoked in their entirety

        1. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020...

        2. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

        3. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations...

        4. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations...

        5. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations...

        6. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations...

        7. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations...

        8. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations...

        9. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations...

        10. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations...

        11. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations...

        12. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 11) Regulations...

        13. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 12) Regulations...

        14. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 13) Regulations...

        15. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 14) Regulations...

        16. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 15) Regulations...

        17. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 16) Regulations...

        18. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 17) Regulations...

        19. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 18) Regulations...

        20. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 21) Regulations...

        21. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 22) Regulations...

        22. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 23) Regulations...

        23. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 24) Regulations...

        24. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 25) Regulations...

        25. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 26) Regulations...

        26. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 27) Regulations...

        27. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

        28. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations...

        29. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations...

        30. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations...

        31. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations...

        32. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations...

        33. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations...

        34. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations...

        35. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations...

        36. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations...

      2. PART 2 Regulations partially revoked

        1. Regulation 2 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and...

        2. Part 1 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Pre-Departure...

  11. Explanatory Note

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