Great Britain. New restrictions for visitors

The requirement to perform a PCR or antigen test will apply to all travelers visiting the UK and its returning residents, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not, and it will enter into force next Tuesday at 4 a.m. Tests must be performed within 48 hours. before you go.

What’s more, the rules introduced last week also remain in force. Anyone who crosses the borders of Great Britain will be required to perform a PCR test for coronavirus before the end of the second day of stay. Until negative, she will have to self-isolate.

Nigeria returns to the red list

In addition, Nigeria returns to the red travel list on Monday morning, which means that only British and Irish citizens and residents of the United Kingdom will be able to enter from this country, but they will have to take part in 10-day paid quarantine in one of the designated hotels. Due to the detection of the Omikron variant in southern Africa, six countries from this region were initially entered on the red list (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini), and last Sunday they were joined by four more (Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia) .

“Hugely unfortunate” changes

Javid admitted that the announced changes are “extremely unfortunate” for people who already had travel plans, but he explained that this was due to “the growing number of travel-related infections”. He stressed that the new requirements will be temporary. “We want to abolish them as soon as possible” – said the minister, adding that “vaccines remain our first line of defense”.

The head of the Ministry of Health also informed that so far it has been detected in Great Britain approx. 160 infections with the Omikron variant, of which approximately 130 in England and 30 in Scotland. This means that compared to Friday, their number increased by 26.

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