New Covid-19 guidelines for international arrivals

With the emergence of potentially more resistant strains of Covid-19 from outside of the UK, the government has decided to enforce new legislation in a bid to prevent its spread to our shores.

Everyone arriving in the UK will now have to take a coronavirus test on days two and eight of quarantine.
• International arrivals who do not comply face a £1,000 fine, followed by a £2,000 fine for failing to take a second test, with quarantine automatically extended to 14 days.

This is an extension to government guidelines introduced from Monday this week where arrivals from 33 countries, called the ‘red list,’ are now required to quarantine in hotels selected by the government.

Important facts to remember for travellers coming from ‘red list’ countries:
• Get a negative test up to 72 hours before your flight
• Quarantine arrangements must be made before you travel
• You must quarantine in a designated hotel for 10 days
• You must be tested on day 2 and day 8.
• The 10 day quarantine bill will be £1,750 per person

For more information on the new Covid-19 guidelines, please visit:

bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52544307

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