As of 11 January, inbound passengers arriving in England by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up to 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, after which they will be subject to 10 days of mandatory self-isolation, the British Department for Transport has announced.

Prior to departure passengers will need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to carriers, as well as their passenger locator form. The UK Border Force will conduct spot checks on arrival into England to ensure that passengers are fully compliant.

Similar requirements may soon be introduced by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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