Formula 1 has been given the go-ahead by the UK government to hold two races at Silverstone this summer, BBC Sport has been told.
F1 sources say people involved in elite sports events will be exempt from a requirement on international travellers to self-isolate for 14 days.
Sports will be required to submit and win approval for a detailed plan of their movements and activities.
The government is expected to confirm the move later this month.
The exemption should also allow the Champions League to resume and this summer's cricket Test series in England to go ahead.
An F1 spokesperson said: "We welcome the government's efforts to ensure elite sport can continue to operate and their support for our return to racing.
"We will maintain a close dialogue with them in the coming weeks as we prepare to start our season in the first week of July."