Coronavirus: Pre-departure tests return for all UK arrivals

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Added: 04-12-2021 18:49

Travellers heading to the UK, regardless of vaccination status,  will now be required to take pre-departure COVID-19 tests to tackle the spread of the new Omicron variant, the Health Secretary Sajid Javid has just announced.

The rule applies to all travellers visiting the UK or returning from a holiday, regardless of vaccination status, and will come into force from 4am on Tuesday 7 December.

Travellers will be required to submit evidence of a negative lateral flow or PCR test to enter.

Tests must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time.

Sajid Javid said it was because of an "increasing number of cases linked to travel".

Currently people only need to self-isolate until they test negative within two days of arriving.
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Added: 04-12-2021

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