From Monday 18 January, all arrivals in England will be required to present a negative coronavirus test. This was announced by the head of the UK Ministry of Transport Grant Shapps.
The new measure will take effect from Monday 04:00. Violators face fines of £ 500. The test must be completed no earlier than 72 hours before departure. It will be mandatory for the British themselves. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to introduce similar measures shortly. RIA Novosti.
We add that even a negative one does not cancel the mandatory 10-day quarantine for arriving from countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation. Initially, the new requirement was planned to be introduced already this Friday, January 15, but they gave a delay so that passengers had time to prepare.
There is now a national lockdown in England. Residents of the region, among other things, are prohibited from traveling abroad, with the exception of necessary work, as well as travel related to emergencies. According to experts from Johns Hopkins University, who keep statistics on the incidence in the world, more than three million people are infected with coronavirus in the country (3 220 939).
*The article has been translated based on the content of Российская Газета by rg.ru. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!