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Covid 19 testing for UK arrivals

Mandatory COVID-19 testing introduced to bolster UK border measures.


All international arrivals into England will be required to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to 72 hours prior to departure.

The move will come into effect next week and will apply to anyone seeking to travel to England by air, sea or rail.

All passengers arriving from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of test result and still need to fill out a passenger locator form on arrival. Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing.

There will be a limited number of exemptions, including for hauliers, children under 11, crews and for those who travelling from countries without the infrastructure available to deliver the tests. Further exemptions will be set out on GOV.UK.


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Jan 08 2021
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