Currently, a negative test that is not older than 72 hours must be presented upon entry. Now the UK is going one step further.
The British government is tightening its travel regulations again in the coronavirus pandemic. In the future, people traveling to Great Britain will have to present two other tests during a ten-day quarantine in addition to a negative corona test upon arrival.
The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday in London.
The tests should therefore be carried out on day two and day eight of the quarantine.
Travelers have to pay for the costs themselves. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock wanted to present further details in Parliament on Tuesday.
Prevent the introduction of virus mutation
Already now, anyone entering the UK must present a negative test result no older than 72 hours upon arrival.
With the measure, London wants to further reduce the risk of virus mutants being introduced.
The re are already strict rules for entry from 33 mainly South American and African countries. Only British nationals and residents of the UK are still allowed to enter from these countries. From next week onwards, they will have to spend their quarantine period in a hotel.
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