All travelers entering the UK will undergo a double-testing regime, the government is expected to announce next week, as part of quarantine plans to reduce the spread of new coronavirus variants, Report informs referring to
The UK had already announced that passengers coming from countries on the government’s ‘red list’ – a group of 33 high-risk nations – will have to take two tests during their 10-day stay at a quarantine hotel.
It is understood that this testing requirement will now be extended to all travelers coming from overseas.
The new hotel quarantine rules come into force on February 15.
The new testing program will mean all travelers must take three tests – one in the 72-hour period before they travel to the UK and then two more.
More details of the mandatory quarantine and testing system will be outlined soon.