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Mandatory COVID testing for arrivals in to the UK

The government confirmed today that all international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, will require proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours before to departure from next week. This will be in addition to existing quarantine restrictions which mean 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 their test result.

All passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions.

There will be a £500 fine for failing to comply with the test requirement.

The Department of Transport issued this announcement on the .Gov website earlier today (8 Jan 2021)

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