Holidays have been banned and travelers arriving in the UK are required to present a negative Covid test before being allowed to enter the country.
The test must not have been carried out more than 72 hours before arrival as part of new measures to control a new coronavirus strain.
According to the Times, only freight forwarders are exempt from the latest UK entry requirement, which is set to be introduced as the country has been thrown into a third national lockdown since the pandemic began.
Currently, travelers coming to the UK are required to fill out a location form with their contact details and may need to self-isolate if they have arrived from a country not on the list of travel corridors.
When Matt Hancock announced yesterday that he was "incredibly concerned" about the highly infectious mutation of the South African coronavirus that top experts fear could prevent vaccines from being introduced in the UK.
The government has banned holidays as part of recent coronavirus restrictions, which also urge international comers to present a negative Covid-19 test in order to enter the country
The Minister of Health warned that the variant already discovered in the UK posed a "very, very significant problem".
The latest national lockdown rules prohibit holidays as international travel is only allowed for a number of reasons, such as: B. for professional reasons.
UK residents currently abroad do not need to return home immediately. However, you should check with your airline or tour operator about return shipping arrangements.
The UK also bans domestic holidays as you have to stay home at all times except for a limited number of "reasonable excuses" such as shopping for essentials or work.
The government has said if you have to travel you should stay local – that is, you shouldn't travel outside of your village, town, or part of a town you live in – and try to limit the number of trips that Overall they undertake to reduce.
Two days before Christmas, Britain banned all arrivals from South Africa as well as travel to the nation after discovering two cases of the mutated Covid-19 strain causing a massive second wave among young people in the country.
However, it is understood that those traveling indirectly from the country were not required to demonstrate that they tested negative prior to entering the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the public about the recent national lockdown to combat a new strain of coronavirus that is reported to be 70 percent more contagious
Harborough Conservative MP Neil O'Brien tweeted measures needed to “tighten” the border after a user made comparisons with stricter rules in South Korea.
Senior aviation sources told The Times that the government was revising international arrival rules and that the new strain had "accelerated the introduction of measures" that had not yet been officially announced.
In a televised address to the nation, Boris Johnson announced the new national lockdown to contain the spread of a mutant strain of the virus that is up to 70% more transmissible, and more studies are ongoing.
The UK's chief medical officers warned of a "material risk of being overwhelmed" for the next 21 days as the Covid alert rose to five for the first time since the pandemic began, meaning the NHS could be at a breaking point on an issue Days.
Restrictions are unlikely to be relaxed until around 13 million people over the age of 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable have received the vaccine and been given enough time to protect – a period of around two to three weeks after receiving the Sting.
The public has been directed to work from home unless it is impossible, for example for critical workers and those in the construction industry.
Training is permitted with members of the household or the support bubble, or with someone from another household, but it is recommended that it be limited and performed on-site only once a day.
Non-essential stores will have to close, but in early years facilities such as kindergartens and child minders are allowed to stay open and existing childcare bubbles can remain in place.
Restaurants and other eateries can still offer delivery or take-away services, but are no longer allowed to serve alcohol.
Gyms, tennis courts, and outdoor golf courses must be closed, and outdoor team sports are prohibited.
The clinically vulnerable, previously told to protect themselves, should stay home and only go to medical appointments and exercise.
The rules are expected to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. The MPs receive a vote retrospectively after being called back early from the Christmas break on Wednesday.
A government spokesman declined to comment on the latest travel restrictions.