Answers to Key Questions as New Rules for UK Travelers Take Effect

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Published on December 6, 2021 - Duration: 01:30s

Answers to Key Questions as New Rules for UK Travelers Take Effect

Answers to Key Questions , as New Rules for UK, Travelers Take Effect.

'The Independent' reports that fears over the Omicron variant have led to new rules being introduced for U.K. travelers.

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Here are answers for some key questions that people might have as the new rules take effect.

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What's going on?, On December 7 at 4 A.M., everyone arriving in the UK must take a Covid test 48 hours before their departure.

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Will the NHS provide a test?, Travelers must purchase a test from a private company, as NHS tests cannot be used for international travel.

Have any other testing rules changed?, Now, even fully vaccinated arrivals must take a PCR test after arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result.

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Unvaccinated arrivals must continue to purchase two PCR tests after arriving and isolate for 10 days.

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How can I set up my post arrival test?, Post-arrival PCR tests must be ordered from a company listed on the government's website.

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'The Independent' reports that many complaints have been made that firms on the list have misleading prices and poor service.

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How is the travel sector responding to the new rules?, Industry leaders have expressed frustration as the new rules come just weeks after restrictions had been eased.

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Since then, the potential impact of Omicron has caused renewed restrictions around the world.

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What does the government say about the new rules?, According to 'The Independent,' Health Secretary Sajid Javid called the renewed travel restrictions a "decisive action to protect the public health.".

What does the government say about the new rules?, According to 'The Independent,' Health Secretary Sajid Javid called the renewed travel restrictions a "decisive action to protect the public health."


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