Mandatory negative test-result to enter UK

Image: Port of Dover.
Image: Port of Dover.

The UK Home Office has announced new measures to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus variants and requires travellers to obtain a negative test-result before embarkation.

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In a press release today, the UK government said it had introduced new measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus and it now requires all travellers to obtain a negative-test result before they travel.

All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, are required to present a result from a test taken up to 72 hours before travel and will be subject to a £500 fine if they fail to comply with the new regulations.  Additionally, all travellers not from the UK’s travel-corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their result.

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps said: “We already have significant measures in place to prevent imported cases of COVID-19, but with new strains of the virus developing internationally we must take further precautions.”

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