MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTING INTRODUCED TO BOLSTER BORDER MEASURES
· All international arrivals, including UK nationals, required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure for entry into England
· Passengers will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if they fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing
· All passengers arriving from countries not on the Government’s Travel Corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for ten days, regardless of test result
· Passengers will still be required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and be subject to national lockdown restrictions
Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test no more than 72 hours before departing the country they are in, to help protect against the new strains of coronavirus such as those seen in Denmark and South Africa.