British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has introduced the UK will shut all journey corridors to guard towards the danger of as but unidentified new Covid-19 strains.
The brand new measures will take impact from Monday.
Talking at a Downing Road press convention this night, he mentioned: “It is important to take these additional measures now when, day-by-day, we’re making such strides in defending the inhabitants.”
Presently, travellers are allowed to enter the UK with out quarantine if arriving from various safe destinations.
Nevertheless, all arrivals will now be anticipated to isolate for ten days when coming into the nation.
Additionally from Monday, all passengers can be required to current a adverse Covid-19 check end result earlier than travelling to the UK.
The check should be taken inside three days of departure.
The federal government has mentioned that is additionally to assist shield towards new strains of Covid-19 circulating internationally and to determine those that might at the moment be infectious.
Responding to the announcement, Tim Alderslade, chief government of Airways UK, the business affiliation representing UK-registered carriers, mentioned: “Journey corridors had been a lifeline for the business final summer season and the federal government had been proper to deliver them in after they did.
“However issues change and there’s no doubting this can be a critical well being emergency and ministers must act to maintain borders secure and the general public protected.
“We subsequently assist this newest measure, on the idea that we’ll work with authorities – when the time is true – to take away these restrictions when it’s secure to take action and begin to open up our sector once more, to assist the financial restoration.”
The feelings had been echoed in feedback from UKinbound chief government, Joss Croft
He mentioned: “Shopper security is paramount and though the removing of all journey corridors is regrettable, given the present trajectory of the virus it’s an comprehensible choice.
“With our borders successfully closed, the federal government wants to offer pressing, tailor-made assist for the inbound tourism business.
“It merely can not afford to proceed excluding it from assist channels, given its propensity to help the financial restoration once we can journey once more.”
He added: “To avoid wasting the summer season season, it’s additionally crucial that authorities indicators that these new measures are solely momentary, and that it consults with business to place in place a transparent roadmap to reopen the sector, when it’s secure to take action.”
All travellers from South America, and Portugal, had been additionally earlier banned from entry into the UK.