UK to need any arrivals to have…

UK to need any arrivals to have negative Covid test under 72 hours earlier, but 10 day proper quarantine mandatory after arrival
2021-01-08 10:37:00
The UK government is saying that, from Thursday 14th January, all international travellers, including Britons abroad, will have to produce evidence of a negative coronavirus test result (test under 72 hours from leaving the country) to enter England and Scotland, under new restrictions. This applies to those arriving by air, or by ferry or the Channel Tunnel. Those who arrive in England and Scotland without a negative test will face £500 on-the-spot fines. The period of 72 hours was chosen rather than the (better) 48 hours, as people abroad may find it difficult to get the test results that fast. The measure does not, of course, prevent people arriving in the UK carrying Covid virus, that either was not detected in the test (some are only 50-60% accurate), but also virus infection that they were incubating at the time of the test.  People will be required to isolate themselves for 10 days – “mandatory self isolation” – though there is no means to enforce it, or prevent people going to shops, on public transport etc, on their way home. Children aged under 11 and hauliers will not have to be tested.  Some have called for a test on arrival in the UK too, as well as as enhanced monitoring and enforcement of the quarantine. There are fears the South African strain of Covid may not be prevented by some vaccines, and it can enter the UK (some already has) and vaccines are the only way to stop the pandemic. .Tweet   This is the government website about travel and Covid https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=0f227113-c3d8-42f3-8055-402cf78987d3&utm_content=daily Negative Covid test needed for all international arrivals to UK By Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent Friday January 08 2021, The Times All international travellers, including Britons abroad, will have to produce a negative coronavirus test result to enter England and Scotland under new restrictions. Arrivals will have to take a test up to three days before travelling as part of the measures likely to be intro

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