UK closes all travel corridors until at least 15 February
Britain’s travel corridors have been steadily decreasing during the last 12 months. These corridors have been created to permit arrivals into Britain from nations on that record to enter the UK with out the necessity to self-isolate.
Today, Monday, January 18, Boris Johnson has suspended all of Britain’s quarantine-free travel corridors due to mounting concern about new coronavirus variants.
Travellers wishing to enter Britain should have a destructive coronavirus take a look at taken inside the earlier 72 hours and go into quick isolation for as much as ten days.
Travellers wishing to enter Britain whether or not by boat, practice or aircraft, should have a destructive coronavirus take a look at taken inside the earlier 72 hours and go into quick isolation for as much as ten days.
This will final until at least 15 February nonetheless, some scientific advisers urged that’s is “hard to see” when the restrictions would finish as new variants continued to emerge.
The prime minister stated that following the progress made with vaccinations “what we don’t want to see is all that work undone by the arrival of a new variant that is vaccine-busting”.
Travellers arriving from the Falklands, St Helena and Ascension Islands are exempt.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab instructed the BBC’S Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that Public Health England could be stepping up checks on travellers who should self-isolate.
Many see this as a blow for the travel trade nonetheless EasyJet chief govt Johan Lundgren stated the closure of the travel corridors is not going to have a “significant impact” on his airline within the brief time period as flight numbers have been already restricted because of the pandemic.