COVID: UK closes all travel corridors from today

COVID: UK closes all travel corridors from today

The United Kingdom is all set to close all travel corridors from today. UK Prime Minister Boris Jhonson announced that the country is temporarily closing all travel corridors in a move to protect against the risk of new variants of COVID in the country.

The Prime Minister added that anyone intending to enter the country from overseas, will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

The new rule came into effect at 0400 (GMT) on Monday. This also means that all those entering the country must have a proof of a negative Coronavirus test that has been taken not less than 72 hours before leaving, and transfer into isolation immediately upon arrival. As per the reports, everyone entering the country will have to undergo a quarantine for 10 days.

He also added that those found not complying with the rules will have to face a fine.

COVID: UK closes all travel corridors from today

Elaborating the rules, he made it clear, “You may also be checked when you land and face substantial fines for refusing to comply, and upon arrival, you must then quarantine for 10 days, not leaving your home for any reason at all. Or take another test on day five and wait for proof of another negative result and we will be stepping up our enforcement, both at the border and in the country.”

As per the UK Department of Transport, the international travel corridors have been in place since July 2020. As of now, the corridors will remain suspended temporarily. The Transport Department, however, added that the new measures will be reviewed on February 15.

Also, strict restrictions that were imposed in England on January 6 will remain in place, and everyone is required to stay at home unless travelling for a very limited set of reasons.

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