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Major announcement on international travel expected within days

by LLB staff reporter
6th Jan 21 11:18 am

Foreign travellers wanting to travel to the UK may need to provide a negative test to enter the country.

Boris Johnson said during a Downing Street press conference that the government will be “bringing in measures to ensure that we test people coming into this country and prevent the virus from being readmitted.”

MPs are reportedly considering to back plans to prevent the surge of cases and all travellers could have to provide a negative PCR test, within 72 hours before travelling to the UK.

This will apply to all travellers who enter the UK by plane, ferry or train and hauliers.

Simon Calder, The Independent’s travel editor, told Sky News news will come soon on testing for international arrivals.

Calder said, “The reason that the UK is taking its time deciding what to do is simply because of a massive argument going on within government, between the Home Office or the Department for Transport about who exactly it covers.

“One view is that it should just be foreign nationals coming to the UK, not UK residents or citizens, and that’s actually because if you demand a test from somebody and they can’t actually get one, they then become a distressed British national abroad.”

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