Border safety during the pandemic

From Monday, Britain is introducing tough new measures and enforcement rules for people travelling to the UK to prevent importing new variants from abroad. 

  • Currently, passengers coming into the UK from anywhere in the world are required to present a negative test result and quarantine for 10 days on arrival as well as completing a Passenger Locator Form, with enforcement checks by Border Force and the police.
  • But from Monday the rules will be tighter: all UK arrivals will undergo enhanced testing, on top of the negative test required before departure, and arrivals from a country on our travel ban list will need to purchase a quarantine package and isolate in an approved hotel for 10 days. 
  • New, enhanced penalties for those who fail to follow the rules or lie about where they’ve been of up to £10,000 or 10 years in prison will ensure people comply. These measures will ensure people who need to enter the country don’t present a risk to others, safeguarding the progress we have made and strengthening our protection against new variants from abroad.


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