Anyone coming to England from Friday onwards will have to show evidence of a negative Covid 19 test that is taken up to 72 hours prior to the departure of the individual. The new law is going to come into effect from 4 am onwards on Friday, that is, on 15th of January 2021 and this rule is going to apply on all international arrivals. It is the same for that of the UK citizens as well, and also for the people who have arrived in England whether by the plane, train or boat. Someone who is breaking the rules and is caught will have to face fines that will start from 500 pounds.
Arriving from abroad: rules and regulations imposed
It is also stated that the department of transport is going to establish the standards that the tests will have to meet. Just for example, a test is going to call for a polymerase chain reaction or a PCR test and it could also include LAMP in some of the cases, along with that of lateral flow tests within the set limitations. The people who would be arriving from different places and not on the government’s travel corridors will require to quarantine for 10 days irrespective of Covid 19 test result.
For all those people who are expecting to cut short their quarantine span can “test to release.” It simply implies that you can look forward to pay for a private Covid 19 test after 5 days of self isolation. However, if the test is negative, you can witness to be released from quarantine early!
All the individuals who will travel to England from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Ireland), and will now be affected by the new regulations. England is at present the third national lockdown which bans the international travel other than just having a few legally permitted reasons, and the holidays will not fall under the same. Both Wales and Scotland are under national lockdowns which would restrict travelling abroad other than just a few particular reasons. These laws are specifically imposed for the sake of the safety of the individuals in England, as that happens to be one of the most significant ways to control the spread of the virus.