United Kingdom announced new travel restrictions and said all international arrivals entering England (UK) will have to undergo 2 PCR tests a day and self-isolate until a negative result is obtained.

The announcement comes amid fears of the new Omicorn variant of COVID-19 spreading around the world, with 2 cases identified in the UK so far.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in a statement at the COVID-19 press conference said, "We’re not going to stop people traveling, but we will require anyone who enters the UK to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival, and to self-isolate until they have a negative result,"

“We need to slow down the spread of this variant here in the UK because measures at the border can only ever minimize and delay the arrival of a new variant rather than stop it altogether.”

The prime minister said the new measures would be reviewed in three weeks, by which time he should be better informed about the "sustained effectiveness" of vaccines.

United Kingdom's Updated Travel Guidelines

  1. Passengers traveling to the UK from many other countries are no longer required to take a COVID test before boarding a plane.
  2. Travelers in the UK, EU, US and dozens of other recognized countries were vaccinated - including Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and Turkey. You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated.
  3. As per the new travel rules, all passenger arrivals, even those after vaccination, must be quarantined on arrival, and then take a pre-booked PCR. is allowed – but it can be several days depending on the test provider
  4. All travelers arriving in the UK must also fill out a Passenger Locator Form - even if they are just passing - which they must fill out 48 hours or less before their journey.


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Also Read: Omicorn Virus; India Updated Travel Guidelines For International Arrivals From South Africa And 2 Other Countries

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