News 8 January 2021
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Covid-19: All Travellers Arriving Into England & Scotland Will Need Negative Tests Before Entering

8 January 2021
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The UK government have announced all travellers travelling to England and Scotland will need to test negative for coronavirus before entering the country.

Travellers will need to take the test up to 72 hours before departure, and failure to comply will result in an immediate fine of £500.

The measures will apply to all travellers – including UK nationals – and will apply to those entering by plane, boat or train.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said all passengers arriving from countries not on the government’s travel list will still be required to quarantine for 10 days, regardless of their test result.

The Department for Transport hopes the new measures will prevent the new variants of coronavirus, such as those found in Denmark and South Africa, from spreading in the UK.