North East UK news Gov delays plan for travellers to require negative Covid test to enter England PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Scotland will turn away international passengers who can't prove they have tested negative for coronavirus from Friday, but England is waiting longer
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Passengers arriving in England from abroad will require a negative coronavirus test to enter the country - but not until Monday. The rule requiring international travellers entering England by boat, train or plane to test negative for coronavirus up to 72 hours before their journey starts was due to be implemented on Friday, January 15, but the Department for Transport has delayed the measures until Monday, January 18, despite fears of a new even more transmissible coronavirus variant spreading through Brazil. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the negative test requirement rule has been delayed "to give international arrivals time to prepare”. Scotland will implement the measure on Friday, as initially planned for England. Yvette Cooper, chairwoman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, described the delay in introducing the new rules as “truly shocking”. She wrote on Twitter on Thursday night: “Questioned PM repeatedly today on why border testing/quarantine is weaker than other countries. “Repeatedly he said Government is bringing in new testing (months later than elsewhere but due Friday). “But now it’s not. More delays. As they haven’t published guidance in time.” Currently, passengers arriving into Newcastle Airport from abroad must complete a passenger locator form. From Monday, Border Force officials will be carrying out checks on those landing at the airport. Read More Related Articles Everything you need to know about the new Brazil coronavirus strain Read More Related Articles Jonathan Van-Tam says he doesn't think 'we will ever eradicate coronavirus' Several flights continue to operate from Newcastle for essential travel, including a twice a day KLM service to Amsterdam, six British Airways flights a week to Heathrow and four easyJe t services a week to Belfast.
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. As such, we have worked closely with our airline partners to ensure that several key routes remain operational and the Airport stays open for those who need us. “Our Ten Point Plan of safety measures ensures the terminal is a safe environment for all and our new on-site testing facility, which provides 'Fit to Fly' as well as 'Test to Release' Covid-19 PCR tests, gives passengers an efficient and convenient option should they require a test.”
Newcastle International Airport (Image: Newcastle International Airport) From Monday, proof of a negative test will need to be shown to airline, rail or ferry staff before boarding an international service to England. UK Border Force will also check passengers when they arrive. Passengers who break the rules will be fined at least £500 and their transport operator will have to pay a penalty too. Passengers arriving into England will have to quarantine for 10 days, even if they have a negative Covid-19 test. Travellers will have to take an internationally approved test, and guidance released by the Department for Transport said they could include PCR tests, nasal and throat swab tests which take between 12 and 24 hours to return results. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (Lamp) tests, which can return results in two to three hours, and lateral flow tests, which generate results in less than 30 minutes, are also acceptable. Do we need a tougher lockdown? Have your say by taking our short survey below Results can be produced as physical documents or by email or text, but must be in English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted. British nationals attempting to return home who test positive must not travel and must follow the local guidance in their host country, and contact the nearest consulate if they need support. Travel from Brazil to the UK could be banned today, PA reports.
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