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Pre-departure Covid-19 tests reintroduced for anyone travelling to the UK

Telegraph, 05 Dec 2021
Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests before coming to – or returning to – the UK, despite the Transport Secretary warning that such a move could “kill off the travel sector again”.

On Saturday afternoon, the Cabinet’s Covid operations sub-committee signed off on proposals to reintroduce a requirement for all travellers to take tests before coming to the country, coming into force from 4am on Tuesday, in an attempt to slow down the spread of omicron.

Ministers also agreed to place Nigeria on the travel red list, from 4am on Monday, requiring arrivals to quarantine for 11 nights in a government-approved hotel at a cost of up to £2,285.

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