COVID: Negative screening test mandatory for travel to United Kingdom from this Tuesday

Posted by Caroline J on Dec 6, 2021 at 9:52am

In order to “slow down imports of the new Omicron variant” on British soil, a negative screening test performed prior to departure becomes mandatory for travel to the United Kingdom. This new measure should come into effect from Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

While the French government announced last week new entry terms in country, UK do the same. In this form Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (5 hours French time) each Passengers aged 12 years and above – Whether they have been vaccinated or not – of course to compulsorily submit a negative screening test to get over covid-19 Britain, This must be the test”Done up to 48 hours before departure“. Accepted antigenic test And PCR,

Until now, when crossing the border to travelers arriving from mainland France and having a full vaccination programme, ” Provide proof of purchase of PCR test to be done two days after arrival in the field “, telling foreign Ministry, then them” self-isolate on arrival till their PCR test result is received, provided it is negative ,

Through this new border restriction, the British government wants to “ slow new version import , omicron, To date, the UK has identified 160 cases of this new variant. , Currently, the majority of cases have clear travel links to South Africa and Nigeria. The British government said in a statement.

as a reminder, Entry Terms Also strict to travel to France from 4th December. Thus, people 12 years of age or older were vaccinated want to go to france Must be provided with the result of a PCR or antigen test done less than 48 hours before travel from the United Kingdom (less than 24 hours for people who have not been fully vaccinated).

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