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This Statutory Instrument in part corrects an error contained in S.I. 2021/1066 and is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of that Statutory Instrument.

Statutory Instruments

2021 No. 1130

Public Health, England

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021

Made

at 10.55 a.m. on 8th October 2021

Laid before Parliament

at 3.00 p.m. on 8th October 2021

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45B, 45F(2) and 45P(2) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984(1).

Citation, commencement, extent and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021.

(2) This regulation and regulations 2, 3, 4, 10(1), (3) and (4), 12, 13(1) and (2), 14, 15, 17(1), (2)(b), (d) and (e), 18, 20, 21(1), (2) and (5) (amendments relating to the COP and WLS) come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 9th October 2021.

(3) The remainder of these Regulations come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 11th October 2021.

(4) These Regulations extend to England and Wales, and apply in relation to England only.

Amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021

2.  The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021(2) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 22.

Amendment to regulation 2

3.—(1) Regulation 2 (interpretation and introduction of Schedules 1 to 4) is amended as follows.

(2) At the end insert—

(6) Schedule 4A contains provisions relating to the COP and the COP World Leaders summit event, and these Regulations are to be read subject to the specific provisions of Schedule 4A..

Amendment to regulation 3

4.  In regulation 3 (requirements on passengers to provide information) omit paragraph (12)(3).

Amendments to regulation 3A

5.—(1) Regulation 3A (interpretation of Part) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (4), in the appropriate places in the alphabetical order insert—

  • “Albania”;

  • “Bahamas”;

  • “Bangladesh”;

  • “Bosnia and Herzegovina”;

  • “Brazil”;

  • “Chile”;

  • “Colombia”;

  • “Egypt”;

  • “Georgia”;

  • “Ghana”;

  • “Grenada”;

  • “Hong Kong”;

  • “India”;

  • “Indonesia”;

  • “Jamaica”;

  • “Jordan”;

  • “Kenya”;

  • “Kosovo”;

  • “Maldives”;

  • “Moldova”;

  • “Montenegro”;

  • “Morocco”;

  • “Namibia”;

  • “Nigeria”;

  • “North Macedonia”;

  • “Oman”;

  • “Pakistan”;

  • “The Philippines”;

  • “Serbia”;

  • “South Africa”;

  • “St Kitts and Nevis”;

  • “St Lucia”;

  • “St Vincent and the Grenadines”;

  • “Thailand”;

  • “Turkey”;

  • “Ukraine”;

  • “Vietnam”.

(3) At the end insert—

(5) Where a course of doses of an authorised vaccine has been administered to a person (“P”) by a person acting on behalf of the United Nations and authorised to administer the vaccination in that capacity, P is to be treated as if they have received those doses in a relevant country listed in paragraph (4), and any reference to doses received in a relevant country, or to the competent health authority of a relevant country in these Regulations is to be construed as including doses administered by a person acting on behalf of the United Nations..

Amendment to regulation 3B

6.—(1) Regulation 3B (eligible travellers) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit paragraph (2).

Amendments to regulation 3C

7.—(1) Regulation 3C (eligible travellers: vaccination conditions) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (c), at the end add “unless P is able to provide proof through the NHS COVID pass”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (f), at the beginning, insert “Except where P is a person described in regulation 3(10) (person not required to comply with regulation 3),”.

(3) In paragraph (3), in the opening words, after “relevant country” insert “, other than a European country listed in the table in regulation 3A(3) or the United States of America,”.

Amendments to regulation 3J

8.—(1) Regulation 3J (testing requirements on eligible travellers (non-workers)) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), at the beginning, insert “Except as provided in paragraph (9A),”.

(3) After paragraph (9) insert—

(9A) This regulation does not apply to P where P is—

(a)a person described in paragraph 1(1)(a) to (h) or (k) of Schedule 4 or a member of the family forming part of the household of such a person;

(b)a person described in paragraph 1(1)(i) or (j) (representatives of foreign countries or territories or British overseas territories) of Schedule 4 where the conditions in paragraph (9B) are met;

(c)a member of the family forming part of the household of a person to whom paragraph (b) applies, where—

(i)the conditions in paragraph (9B) are met in relation to the person to whom paragraph (b) applies,

(ii)the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has been notified of P’s arrival, and

(iii)the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has confirmed that P is not required to comply with this regulation;

(d)a person described in paragraph 1(2) (relevant international event attendees etc) of Schedule 4;

(e)a specified person travelling to the United Kingdom to conduct official business with the United Kingdom where—

(i)P has been invited to the United Kingdom by the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, and

(ii)prior to P’s departure to the United Kingdom the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has confirmed in writing to P that they are travelling to the United Kingdom to conduct official business with the United Kingdom and are not required to comply with this regulation;

(f)a member of the family forming part of the household of a person to whom paragraph (e) applies where—

(i)the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has been notified of P’s arrival, and

(ii)the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has confirmed that P is not required to comply with this regulation;

(g)a person described in paragraph 12A of Schedule 4 (non-disembarking cruise passenger);

(h)a person described in paragraph 16(1)(a) or (b) (persons certified as returning from essential state business etc.) of Schedule 4 where the relevant Department has certified that P meets this description and is not required to comply with this regulation;

(i)a person described in paragraph 17 (essential or emergency work outside the United Kingdom) of Schedule 4 where the relevant Department has certified that P is not required to comply with this regulation;

(j)a person, other than a Schedule 11 passenger, who on arrival in the United Kingdom—

(i)passes through to Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man without entering the United Kingdom; or

(ii)enters the United Kingdom for the sole purpose of continuing a journey to Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man and—

(aa)remains within their port of entry until their departure from England, or

(bb)travels directly from their port of entry to another port of departure in England;

(k)an official of a foreign government within the meaning of paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 who is engaged pursuant to a binding bilateral or multilateral agreement concerning controls at St Pancras, Ebbsfleet, Cheriton, Ashford or Dover;

(l)a person of the description in regulation 9(14) (temporary arrival from Wales or Scotland).

(9B) The conditions specified in this paragraph are that, prior to P’s departure to the United Kingdom—

(a)the relevant head of the mission, consular post, or office representing a foreign territory in the United Kingdom, or a Governor of a British overseas territory (as the case may be), or a person acting on their authority, confirms in writing to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office that P is required to undertake work in the United Kingdom which is essential to the foreign country represented by the mission or consular post, the foreign territory represented by the office or the British overseas territory; and

(b)the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has then confirmed in writing to the person giving the confirmation referred to in paragraph (a) that—

(i)it has received that confirmation, and

(ii)P is travelling to the United Kingdom to conduct official business with the United Kingdom and is not required to comply with this regulation.

(9C) Where a word or expression is defined for the purposes of Schedule 4 and is used in paragraph (9A) or (9B) of this regulation, the same definition applies for the purposes of that paragraph..

Amendment to regulation 4

9.—(1) Regulation 4 (requirement to possess notification of negative test result) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (7)(b) for the words after “valid if” substitute—

(i)it is provided through the EU Digital Covid Certificate, or

(ii)it includes the information specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule 7;.

Amendments to regulation 5

10.—(1) Regulation 5 (requirements relating to tests)(4) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit paragraph (1)(e)(ii).

(3) In paragraph (6)(d), omit “subject to paragraph (7A)”(5).

(4) Omit paragraph (7A)(6).

Amendments to regulation 9

11.—(1) Regulation 9 (further requirements on arrivals from category 2 countries and territories) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (15)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a)—

(i)before paragraph (i) insert—

(ai)where P is a person described in paragraph 1(1)(a), (b), (h) or (k) of that Schedule, or a member of the family forming part of the household of a person described in paragraph 1(1)(a), (b) or (h) of that Schedule, P is not required to comply with this regulation,,

(ii)in paragraph (i) for “1(1)(a) to (k)” substitute “1(1)(c), (d), (e), (g), (i) or (j)”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (e)(ii) for “(1)(h) to (l)” substitute “(1)(la) and (lb)”.

(3) In paragraph (17)(b), at the end insert “, or a member of the family forming part of the household of a person described in paragraph 1(1)(a), (b) or (h) of that Schedule”.

Amendment to regulation 16

12.—(1) Regulation 16 (requirement to ensure passengers have completed a Passenger Locator Form) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2), after sub-paragraph (aa)(7) insert—

(ab)to whom Schedule 4A applies who is in possession of the written confirmation described in paragraph 1(4)(b) or (8)(d) of that Schedule;.

Amendments to regulation 17

13.—(1) Regulation 17 (requirement to ensure passengers possess notification of a negative test result) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2), after sub-paragraph (aa)(8) insert—

(ab)to whom Schedule 4A applies who is in possession of the written confirmation described in paragraph 1(4)(b) or (8)(d) of that Schedule;.

(3) In paragraph (3), in the definition of “required notification” after “means” insert “notification provided through the EU Digital Covid Certificate or”.

Amendment to regulation 17A

14.—(1) Regulation 17A (requirement to ensure passengers possess evidence of vaccination)(9) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) This regulation does not apply in relation to a passenger to whom Schedule 4A applies who is in possession of the written confirmation described in paragraph 1(4)(b) or (8)(d) of that Schedule..

Amendment to regulation 18

15.—(1) Regulation 18 (requirement to ensure that certain passengers arrive only at designated ports) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) This regulation does not apply in relation to a passenger to whom Schedule 4A applies who is in possession of the written confirmation described in paragraph 1(4)(b) or (8)(d) of that Schedule..

Amendments to Schedule 3

16.—(1) Schedule 3 (category 3 countries and territories) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit the entries for—

(a)“Afghanistan”;

(b)“Angola”;

(c)“Argentina”;

(d)“Bolivia”;

(e)“Botswana”;

(f)“Brazil”;

(g)“Burundi”;

(h)“Cape Verde”;

(i)“Chile”;

(j)“Democratic Republic of Congo”;

(k)“Costa Rica”;

(l)“Cuba”;

(m)“Eritrea”;

(n)“Eswatini”;

(o)“Ethiopia”;

(p)“French Guiana”;

(q)“Georgia”;

(r)“Guyana”;

(s)“Indonesia”;

(t)“Lesotho”;

(u)“Malawi”;

(v)“Mayotte”;

(w)“Mexico”;

(x)“Mongolia”;

(y)“Montenegro”;

(z)“Mozambique”;

(aa)“Myanmar”;

(bb)“Namibia”;

(cc)“Nepal”;

(dd)“Paraguay”;

(ee)“Philippines”;

(ff)“Réunion”;

(gg)“Rwanda”;

(hh)“Seychelles”;

(ii)“Sierra Leone”;

(jj)“Somalia”;

(kk)“South Africa”;

(ll)“Sudan”;

(mm)“Suriname”;

(nn)“Tanzania”;

(oo)“Thailand”;

(pp)“Trinidad and Tobago”;

(qq)“Tunisia”;

(rr)“Uganda”;

(ss)“Uruguay”;

(tt)“Zambia”;

(uu)“Zimbabwe”.

Amendments to Schedule 4

17.—(1) Schedule 4 (exemptions)(10) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(h), omit “described in paragraph (a) or (b) who is”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) omit “or, where the relevant international event is the COP, P is a registered participant for the COP”(11);

(c)in sub-paragraph (3)(a)—

(i)in the opening words, omit “, or conference,”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (i), for “mission, consular post, international organisation, conference or office” substitute “international organisation”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (4)—

(i)in paragraph (ga) omit sub-paragraphs (ia) and (iia)(12),

(ii)omit paragraph (gb)(13),

(iii)in paragraph (h)(14)—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (i) omit “other than the COP”,

(bb)omit sub-paragraph (iii) and move the terminal “or” after sub-paragraph (ii) to after sub-paragraph (i);

(e)for sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

(5) Any exemption provided for in this Schedule or any other provision of these Regulations from the duties that arise under Parts 1 or 2 or Schedule 4A is without prejudice to any immunity or privilege which is accorded to any person under the law of England and Wales..

Amendments to Schedule 4A

18.—(1) Schedule 4A (Conference of the Parties representatives) is amended as follows.

(2) The existing text is numbered as Part 2 (including the heading, which becomes the heading to Part 2).

(3) At the beginning insert—

PART 1Application of Regulations to Conference of the Parties participants

1.(1) These Regulations apply in relation to participants in the COP World Leaders summit event (“the WLS event”) and the COP with the modifications contained in this Schedule.

(2) A person (“P”) is a participant in the WLS event for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) where sub-paragraph (3) and (4) apply in relation to P.

(3) P—

(a)either—

(i)travelled to the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending or facilitating the WLS event, and P is in England for the purpose of attending or facilitating the WLS event or of travelling in order to leave the United Kingdom, or

(ii)travelled to the United Kingdom for another purpose, and after their arrival in England is attending, facilitating, or travelling to or from the WLS event; and

(b)has been invited by Her Majesty’s Government to attend or facilitate the WLS event.

(4) The relevant person has—

(a)provided written confirmation to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office that P will comply with the health protocols for the WLS event; and

(b)received written confirmation from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office that P is a person described in sub-paragraph (2) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has not withdrawn the confirmation.

(5) Where P is—

(a)attending or facilitating the WLS event on behalf of a State, the relevant person for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) is the relevant head of the mission or head of consular post in the United Kingdom, or, where no such person exists, the Minister for Foreign Affairs or a person acting on their authority;

(b)attending or facilitating the WLS event on behalf of a foreign territory, the relevant person for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) is the head of the office representing the foreign territory in the United Kingdom;

(c)attending or facilitating the WLS event on behalf of an organisation, the relevant person for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) is the head of the organisation;

(d)attending or facilitating the WLS event on their own behalf, the relevant person for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4) is P.

(6) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) “head of the mission” and “head of consular post” have the same meaning as in paragraph 1(4) of Schedule 4.

(7) A person (“P”) is a participant in the COP for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) where sub-paragraph (8) applies in relation to P.

(8) P—

(a)either—

(i)travelled to the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending or facilitating the COP, and P is in England for the purpose of attending or facilitating the COP or of travelling in order to leave the United Kingdom, or

(ii)travelled to the United Kingdom for another purpose, and after their arrival in England is attending, facilitating, or travelling to or from the COP;

(b)is a person who has been registered to attend the COP with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has confirmation of their registration from the secretariat;

(c)has provided written confirmation to the Cabinet Office that P will comply with the health protocols for the COP; and

(d)has received written confirmation from the Cabinet Office that P is a person described in this sub-paragraph and the Cabinet Office has not withdrawn the confirmation.

WLS invitees and Part 2 participants

2.(1) This paragraph applies to a person (“P”) who is—

(a)a person invited by Her Majesty’s Government to attend the WLS event;

(b)a person invited by Her Majesty’s Government to attend both the WLS event and the COP; or

(c)a person described in Part 2 of this Schedule.

(2) Where this paragraph applies—

(a)P is not required to comply with regulation 3 (requirement on passengers to provide information);

(b)P is required to comply with regulation 4 (requirement to possess notification of negative test result);

(c)Part 1B of these Regulations does not apply in relation to P;

(d)other than regulation 4, Part 2 of these Regulations does not apply in relation to P.

Eligible category 2 participants

3.(1) This paragraph applies to a person (“P”) who—

(a)is not a person to whom paragraph 2 of this Schedule applies;

(b)is a person who has been registered to attend the COP with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has confirmation of their registration from the secretariat;

(c)meets the conditions in regulation 3B (eligible travellers) as that regulation applies in relation to P with the modifications made by this paragraph.

(2) Regulation 3A (interpretation of Part) applies in relation to P as if, for the definition of “authorised vaccine”, there were substituted—

“authorised vaccine” means a medicinal product for vaccination against coronavirus authorised—

(i)

following evaluation by the regulator for a country or territory, or

(ii)

otherwise by the government of a country or territory, or pursuant to its authority;.

(3) Regulation 3B applies in relation to P as if in paragraph (1)(b) the reference to regulations 3C to 3H were a reference to 3C to 3G.

(4) Regulation 3C applies in relation to P as if—

(a)paragraph (1)(b) to (e) were omitted;

(b)for paragraph (2)(a) there were substituted—

(a)P has completed a course of doses of an authorised vaccine if P has received the complete course of doses of the authorised vaccine as specified in the manufacturer’s guidance for that vaccine;;

(c)paragraph (3) were omitted.

(5) These Regulations apply in relation to P as if for regulations 3D and 3E there were substituted—

3D.  P meets the requirements of this regulation if P has participated, or is participating in a clinical trial regulated by the relevant regulator in the country or territory where the trial is carried out, of a vaccine for vaccination against coronavirus and has declared on the Passenger Locator Form that P meets the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria..

(6) Regulation 3G applies in relation to P as if paragraph (b) were omitted.

(7) These Regulations apply in relation to P as if regulation and 3H and 3I were omitted.

(8) Regulation 3J applies in relation to P as if—

(a)paragraphs (2) to (5) were omitted;

(b)the reference in each of paragraphs (6) and (7) to “the day 2 test” were a reference to “a day 2 test”.

(9) These Regulations apply in relation to P as if paragraph 10(3) to (5) of Schedule 8 were omitted.

(10) These Regulations apply in relation to P as if, other than regulation 4, Part 2 of these Regulations does not apply to P.

Non-eligible category 2 participants

4.(1) This paragraph applies to a person (“P”) who—

(a)is not a person to whom paragraph 2 of this Schedule applies;

(b)is a person who has been registered to attend the COP with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has confirmation of their registration from the secretariat;

(c)meets the condition in regulation 3B(1)(a) but does not meet the condition in regulation 3B(1)(b) as if that regulation has effect with the modifications made by paragraph 3(2) to (7).

(2) Where this paragraph applies these Regulation apply in relation to P as if—

(a)other than regulations 4 and 6 and Schedule 8, Part 2 of these Regulations does not apply to P;

(b)for the purpose of regulation 6, paragraph (12)(c)(ii) applies to P (meaning that the testing package required for P includes a day 2 and a day 8 test);

(c)paragraphs (3) to (5) and (11) of regulation 6 were omitted;

(d)in Schedule 8—

(i)paragraph 3(2) provided for regulation 2A of the Self Isolation Regulations to continue to apply to a person within this paragraph.

(ii)paragraph 10(3) to (5) were omitted.

Eligible category 3 participants

5.(1) This paragraph applies to a person (“P”) who—

(a)is not a person to whom paragraph 2 of this Schedule applies;

(b)is a person who has been registered to attend the COP with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and has confirmation of their registration from the secretariat;

(c)does not meet the condition in regulation 3B(1)(a);

(d)meets the condition in regulation 3B(1)(b) as if that regulation has effect with the modifications made by paragraph 3(2) to (7) and the further modification made by sub-paragraph (2)(a).

(2) Where this paragraph applies, these Regulations apply in relation to P with following modifications—

(a)regulation 3C(1)(a) applies as if for “14th day” there were substituted “9th day”;

(b)Schedule 8 applies as if it required that—

(i)if the day 2 test taken by P generates a negative result, P is required to self-isolate in accordance with Schedule 11, as modified by this paragraph, until the end of the 5th day after P entered the designated accommodation,

(ii)if the day 8 test taken by P generate a positive result, P is required to self-isolate in accordance with regulation 2A of the Self-Isolation Regulations until the end of the 10th day after the day P undertook the test,

(iii)if the day 8 test taken by P generates an inconclusive result, P is required to self-isolate in accordance with regulation 2A of the Self-Isolation Regulations until the end of the 10th day after the day P undertook the test, or take a test of the description in paragraph 3(7)(b) of Schedule 8 (“the subsequent test”), in which case—

(aa)if the subsequent test generates a positive result, P must self-isolate in accordance with regulation 2A of the Self-Isolation Regulations until the end of the 10th day after the day P undertook that test,

(bb)if the subsequent test generates a negative result, P may cease self-isolation immediately;

(c)paragraph 10(a) of Schedule 11 applies as if instead of “10 days” there were specified “5 days”..

Amendments to Schedule 5

19.—(1) Schedule 5 (list of sporting events)(15) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit the following entries—

(a)“International Boxing – Dennis Hobson Promotions”;

(b)“Vitality Big Half”;

(c)“The Hundred Cricket”;

(d)“Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival horse-racing”;

(e)“R & A – The Curtis Cup”;

(f)“World Snooker Tour – British Open”;

(g)“Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup”;

(h)“European Tour – The British Challenge”;

(i)“European Tour – BMW Championship”;

(j)“Legends Tour – Scottish Senior Open hosted by Paul Lawrie”;

(k)“European Tour – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship”;

(l)“The Tour of Britain”;

(m)“World Snooker Tour – Northern Ireland and English Open Qualifiers”;

(n)“Antrim Coast Half Marathon (World Athletics Label Series event)”;

(o)“Skyline Scotland”;

(p)“WDDA Winmau World Cup and Festival of Disability Darts 2021”;

(q)“Dressage – National Championships”;

(r)“The Great North Run”;

(s)“The Great Manchester Run”;

(t)“Legends Tour – Farmfoods Senior Masters”;

(u)“Virgin Money London Marathon”;

(v)“Sun Chariot Meeting horse-racing”;

(w)“Baxters Loch Ness Marathon”;

(x)“International Boxing – Frank Duffin Promotions”;

(y)“International Boxing – Adam Booth Promotions”;

(z)“Kynoch International Boxing – Sam Kynoch”;

(aa)“International Boxing – Blackflash Promotions (Pat Barrett)”;

(bb)“International Boxing – Kieran Farrell Promotions”;

(cc)“International Boxing – Mark Prior Promotions”;

(dd)“International Boxing – Shamrock Boxing Promotions (Mervyn Turner)”;

(ee)“International Boxing – Trinity Entertainment (David Nelson)”;

(ff)“International Boxing – VIP Boxing Promotions (Steve Wood)”;

(gg)“International Boxing – Goodwin Promotions (Steve Goodwin)”;

(hh)“International Boxing – Tommy Owens Promotions”;

(ii)“International Boxing – BCB Boxing Promotions (Errol Johnson)”;

(jj)“International Boxing – Carl Greaves Promotions”;

(kk)“International Boxing – Stefy Bull Promotions”;

(ll)“International Boxing – Steve Wraith Promotions”;

(mm)“International Boxing – Neilson Boxing (Mark Neilson)”;

(nn)“International Boxing – Gary Booth Promotions”;

(oo)“International Boxing – Phil Jeffries Promotions”;

(pp)“International Boxing – Matthew Jobes Promotions”;

(qq)“International Boxing – Steve Bendall Promotions”;

(rr)“International Boxing – Sanigar Events (Chris Sanigar)”;

(ss)“International Boxing – Scott Calow Promotions”;

(tt)“International Boxing – Dennis Morrison Promotions”;

(uu)“International Boxing – Clifton Mitchell Promotions”;

(vv)“International Boxing – Ben Shalom Promotions”;

(ww)“International Boxing – Costakis Evangelou Promotions”;

(xx)“International Boxing – Matthew McAllister Promotions”;

(yy)“International Boxing – Chris Hitching Promotions”.

(3) At the end insert—

CEV Challenge Cup Volleyball

National Basketball League

Equestrian Jumping – Winter Classic Series

CEV Volleyball Cup

British Boxing Board of Control – International Boxing Fixtures

Vitality Roses Reunited Series (netball)

UCI Track Champions League (cycling)

World Snooker Tour – Scottish Open

World Snooker Tour – World Grand Prix

Mosconi Cup Pool

Professional Darts Corporation – World Darts Championship

UEFA Women’s Champions League fixtures.

Amendment to Schedule 8

20.—(1) Schedule 8 (mandatory testing after arrival in England) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 3(2) for “(2), (6) and (7A)”(16) substitute “(2) and (6)”.

Amendments to Schedule 11

21.—(1) Paragraph 2 of Schedule 11 (additional measures applicable to arrivals from category 3 countries and territories)(17) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)(g)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (x);

(b)in sub-paragraph (i), omit “subject to sub-paragraph (2A)”.

(3) Omit sub-paragraphs (1)(h) to (l).

(4) After sub-paragraph (1)(la) insert—

(lb)a domestic elite sportsperson of a kind described in paragraph (c)(i) of the definition of that expression in paragraph 44(2) of Schedule 4 (but as if for “category 2” there were substituted “category 3” in each place it appears), if they—

(i)have departed from or transited through the category 3 country or territory in order to compete in an elite sports event, and

(ii)have returned to England with the intention of continuing their activities as a sportsperson by participating in training for or competing in an elite sports event specified in sub-paragraph (3B);.

(5) Omit sub-paragraphs (2A) to (2E)(18).

(6) Omit sub-paragraph (3).

(7) After sub-paragraph (3A) insert—

(3B) The following elite sports events are specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(lb)(ii)—

(a)UEFA Champions League fixtures;

(b)UEFA Europa League fixtures;

(c)UEFA Europa Conference League fixtures;

(d)UEFA Women’s Champions League fixtures;

(e)Football Association International fixtures;

(f)Premier League fixtures;

(g)English Football League fixtures;

(h)FA Cup fixtures;

(i)English Football League Cup fixtures;

(j)English Football League Trophy fixtures;

(k)Women’s Super League fixtures;

(l)Women’s FA Cup fixtures;

(m)FA Women’s League Cup fixtures;

(n)Premier League 2 fixtures;

(o)FA Youth Cup fixtures..

Amendments to Schedule 13

22.—(1) Schedule 13 (prohibition on arrival of aircraft and vessels into England) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit the entries for—

(a)“Argentina”;

(b)“Brazil”;

(c)“Cape Verde”;

(d)“Chile”;

(e)“Cuba”;

(f)“Ethiopia”;

(g)“Indonesia”;

(h)“Georgia”;

(i)“Mexico”;

(j)“Montenegro”;

(k)“South Africa”;

(l)“Thailand”;

(m)“Tunisia”.

Transitional provision and saving

23.—(1) In relation to any person who arrived in England on or after 4.00 a.m. on 17th May 2021 but before 4.00 a.m. on 9th October 2021, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021 apply as if the amendments made by regulations 2, 3, 4, 10(1), (3) and (4), 12, 13(1) and (2), 14, 15, 17(1), (2)(b), (d) and (e), 18, 20, 21(1), (2) and (5) of these Regulations had not been made.

(2) In relation to any person who arrived in England on or after 4.00 a.m. on 17th May 2021 but before 4.00 a.m. on 11th October 2021, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021 apply as if the amendments made by these Regulation had not been made.

Maggie Throup

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Health and Social Care

At 10.55 a.m. on 8th October 2021

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/582) (“the International Travel Regulations”).

Regulations 3, 4, 17(1), (2)(b) and (d), 18, 20 and 21(2) and (5), make provision for the manner in which the International Travel Regulations apply in relation to participants at the “Conference of the Parties” (“COP”) relating to climate change and the World Leaders Summit in November 2021 (“WLS”).

Regulation 5 adds to the list of countries which are “relevant countries” meaning that persons who receive vaccines in those countries can count as “eligible travellers” for the purposes of the International Travel Regulations.

Regulations 6 to 8 make amendments relating to “eligible travellers” who are exempt from certain of requirements of the International Travel Regulations, including the duty to self-isolate, if they meet vaccination conditions.

Regulation 9 makes amendments relating to the evidence that may be provided of pre-departure tests.

Regulation 10 corrects an error made in an earlier instrument.

Regulations 12 to 15 remove obligations on operators in relation to participants at the COP and the WLS.

Regulation 16 removes some countries and territories from the Schedule of category 3 countries (known colloquially as “red-list countries”) and regulation 22 makes consequential amendments to Schedule 13.

Regulations 19 and 21 make amendments relating to the exemptions applicable to elite sportsperson from some of the obligations in the International Travel Regulations.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument. An explanatory memorandum has been published alongside this instrument at www.legislation.gov.uk.

(1)

1984 c. 22. Part 2A was inserted by section 129 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (c. 14).

(2)

S.I. 2021/582 amended by S.I. 2021/589, 670, 731, 766, 795, 865, 914, 923, 966, 974, 1003, 1033, 1066 and 1107.

(3)

Paragraph (12) was inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

(4)

Relevant amendments made by S.I. 2021/966 and 1066.

(5)

Words inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

(6)

Inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

(7)

Sub-paragraph (aa) was inserted by S.I. 2021/766.

(8)

Sub-paragraph (aa) was inserted by S.I. 2021/766.

(9)

Inserted by S.I. 2021/865; there are amendments not relevant to this instrument.

(10)

S.I. 2021/1066 made relevant amendments to paragraph 1(1).

(11)

Words deleted were inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

(12)

Inserted by S.I. 2021/966 and amended by S.I. 2021/1066.

(13)

Inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

(14)

Amended by S.I. 2021/1066.

(15)

Schedule 5 was amended by S.I. 2021/766, 923, 966 and 1033.

(16)

Amended by S.I. 2021/1066.

(17)

Paragraph 2 is amended by S.I. 2021/ 589, 731, 766, 923, 966, 1033 and 1066.

(18)

Inserted by S.I. 2021/966.

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