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01 April 2020

Immigration Practitioners’ Group - Home Office

For overseas visitors, including people living in the UK without permission, the Home Office has confirmed that;

  • No charges apply to testing for COVID-19, even if the result is negative, or to any treatment provided for COVID-19 if the result is positive or up to the point that it is negatively diagnosed. The same is true of most other infectious diseases.

  • NHS trusts have been advised that no immigration checks are required for overseas visitors that are known to be only undergoing testing or treatment for COVID-19.

NI legislation has been updated to mean that this is the same for people accessing healthcare in Northern Ireland

Further information including translated advice and guidance can be found here;


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