UK closes all travel corridors until February 15

Posted by Kyro Mitchell on 19 January 2021

The UK government made the decision to close all of its travel corridors, that allow travellers from certain countries to enter the UK without the need to undergo a quarantine period, until February 15.

UK closes all travel corridors until February 15

This means anyone arriving from outside of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man will need to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days.

Anyone arriving from a foreign country will also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arriving. Those who fail to provide a negative COVID-19 test could be fined up to R10 000 [£500], according to the BBC. These new regulations came into effect on January 18, 2020.

The self-isolation period can, however, be cut short if the traveller is able to produce a negative test after their fifth day in England. This rule does not apply in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

According to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who spoke to the BBC, the UK’s public health department will be more strict on travellers who must self-isolate. The department will also ramp up checks at borders for those entering the country.


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