Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2020 No. 275

Public Health

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 22) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020


20th November 2020

Coming into operation

at 4.00 a.m. on 21st November 2020

The Department of Health(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 25B and 25F(2) of the Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967(2).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 22) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 and shall come into operation at 4.00 am on 21st November 2020.

(2) In these Regulations, "the principal Regulations" means the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020(3).

Amendment of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

2.-(1) The principal Regulations are amended in accordance with regulations 3 and 4.

(2) In relation to any person who arrived in Northern Ireland on or after 10th July 2020 and before the coming into operation of any amendment made by regulation 3 the principal Regulations apply as if that amendment had not been made.

Amendments to Schedule 3

3.  In Schedule 3 (Exempt countries, territories and parts of countries or territories) at the appropriate place in alphabetical order, insert "Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba", "Israel", "Jerusalem", "Namibia", "the Northern Mariana Islands", "Rwanda", "Sri Lanka", "Uruguay" and "the US Virgin Islands".

Amendments to Schedule 4

4.  In Schedule 4 (Specified competitions)-

(a) omit the following entries-

(i) "Matchroom – Champion of Champions Snooker Tournament";

(ii) "The Showcase meeting Cheltenham horse-racing";

(iii) "World Snooker Tour - German Masters Qualifiers";

(iv) "British Touring Car Championships";

(v) "British GT Championship & BRDC F3 Championship";

(vi) "Formula Ford Festival Brands Hatch";

(vii) "Allam British Open 2020 Squash Championships";

(viii) "The November meeting (Cheltenham) horse-racing";

(ix) "Churchill Stakes horse-racing";

(x) "Motorsport UK – Walter Hayes Trophy";

(xi) "BTRA Truck Racing Championship";

(xii) "Porsche Challenge GB";

(b) at the end insert-

"British Swimming International Meet

World Snooker Tour - The Masters

World Snooker Tour - German Masters

World Snooker Tour - Welsh Open

World Snooker Tour - Players Championship

Professional Darts Corporation - Unibet Premier League

Professional Darts Corporation - Ladbrokes Masters

Motorsport UK - British Rallycross Championship and Support Championship".

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health on 20th November 2020


Dr Michael McBride

A senior officer of the Department of Health


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 ("the principal Regulations").

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands are included within the list of countries and territories in Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations exempt from the requirement in regulation 4 of those Regulations to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in Northern Ireland.

The list of specified competitions in Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations is amended, which is relevant to the exemption from the requirement to self-isolate for elite sportspersons.

No impact assessment has been prepared for these Regulations.


Formerly the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety; see 2016 c. 5 (N.I.), s. 1(5)


1967 c. 36 (N.I.). Part 1A was inserted by section 48 of, and Schedule 18 to, the Coronavirus Act 2020 (c. 7)


S.R. 2020 No. 90 as amended by S.R. 2020 Nos. 138, 140, 154, 155, 163, 168, 179, 185, 189, 193, 194, 200, 203, 212, 216, 223, 228, 234, 241, 243, 244 and 254