Holidays are BANNED and travellers arriving within the UK ‘will want a damaging Covid take a look at earlier than being let in’ below new lockdown guidelines
- Covid take a look at have to be taken not more than 72 hours previous to arrival into the nation
- Newest measure will reportedly be introduced in as UK battles the brand new pressure of virus
- It comes because the nation is plunged into a 3rd nationwide ‘keep at house’ lockdown
Holidays have been banned and travellers arriving within the UK must current a damaging Covid take a look at earlier than they’re allowed to enter the nation, it’s understood.
The take a look at will need to have been taken not more than 72 hours previous to arrival as a part of new measures to fight a brand new pressure of the coronavirus.
In accordance with the Occasions, solely hauliers might be exempt from the most recent situation of entry to the UK that are set to be introduced in because the nation was plunged into a 3rd nationwide lockdown because the pandemic started.
At the moment, travellers arriving into the UK should full a locator type with their contact particulars and should need to self-isolate if they’ve arrived from a rustic which isn’t included on the journey hall record.
It comes as Matt Hancock yesterday revealed he’s ‘extremely frightened’ in regards to the highly-infectious South African coronavirus mutation which high specialists concern may scupper Britain’s vaccine roll-out.
The Authorities has banned holidays as a part of the most recent coronavirus restrictions which may also see worldwide arrivals requested to current a damaging Covid-19 take a look at to enter the nation
The Well being Secretary warned the variant — which has already been noticed within the UK — posed a ‘very, very vital drawback’.
Below the most recent nationwide lockdown guidelines, holidays are banned as worldwide journey is barely permitted for a strict variety of causes comparable to for work.
UK residents presently overseas don’t must return house instantly. Nevertheless, you need to examine together with your airline or journey operator on preparations for returning.
Two days earlier than Christmas, Britain banned all arrivals from South Africa, in addition to journey to the nation, after discovering two instances of the mutant Covid-19 pressure which is driving an enormous second wave amongst younger folks within the nation.
A authorities spokesman declined to touch upon the most recent journey restrictions.