International travellers will need to show a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed into the UK, the government has announced, in a significant toughening of border controls to try to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.

The new rules will take effect next week and apply to returning UK nationals as well as foreign citizens. Passengers will need to produce a test result taken less than 72 hours before boarding planes, boats or trains to the UK, and could be fined £500 in border spot checks without a negative result.

Arrivals will still need to quarantine for 10 days, even with a negative test, unless they are coming from one of the limited number of countries deemed low risk on the government’s travel corridor list.

Legislation will be brought in early next week, the Department for Transport said, setting out the test standards and required proof of a negative test. Hauliers, flight crew and children under 11 will be exempt. Passengers will still be able to reduce their isolation period by paying for a further test five days after arrival, under the Test to Release scheme.

From The Gauardian

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19th May 2020

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Many of you have sent me the latest update on the UK GOV website, here is the update below. The Portuguese Government has announced that from 1 January 2021, travel by UK nationals to Portugal will not be permitted, except for essential purposes. This restriction does not apply to UK…

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Thanks to Amanda Thornsby for sending me this warning for you all below. Can you Please put a warning on the blog about Calheta Marina parking. Along side the recently surfaced cliffs – back of Marina, vehicles parking on the cliff edge are getting ticketed by the police, they say…

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