Individuals arriving within the UK from Uruguay, Namibia and the US Virgin Islands might want to self-isolate for ten days from tomorrow.
The brand new comes because the international locations are faraway from the journey corridors listing.
There was a constant enhance in Covid-19 circumstances per 100,000 of the inhabitants in Namibia, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands since late November, main ministers to take away these from the present listing of journey corridors.
In Namibia, new circumstances per week have elevated by 334 per cent over this time interval.
In Uruguay, new circumstances per week have elevated by 295 per cent over the identical time interval, whereas within the US Virgin Islands, new circumstances per week have elevated by 108 per cent.
On the identical time, the International, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace (FCDO) has up to date its journey recommendation to advise towards all however important journey to Uruguay, Namibia and the US Virgin Islands.
These modifications mirror the most recent assessments by Public Well being England of the danger to travellers in every of those locations.
Passengers arriving within the UK from international locations not featured on the journey hall listing are, nevertheless, now capable of opt-in and pay for a Covid-19 take a look at from a non-public supplier 5 days after they had been final in a non-travel hall location, with a unfavourable take a look at end result releasing them from the necessity to self-isolate.
Ministers have agreed a two-week pause to the journey hall evaluate course of, to supply certainty for passengers and trade round journey plans over the festive break.
The transfer will be sure that those that are planning to journey over the Christmas interval don’t face final minute disruption until completely needed because of rising an infection charges.
There aren’t any deliberate removals or additions till January seventh when the common course of will resume.
Nevertheless, the federal government has made constantly clear it can take decisive motion to include the virus, together with eradicating international locations from the journey corridors listing quickly if the general public well being threat of individuals coming back from a selected nation with out self-isolating turns into too excessive.
This stays the case over the festive interval, and we’ll proceed to observe the info on ranges of imported an infection and take pressing motion if the info signifies the necessity to.
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