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’s vital to take these additional measures now when, day-by-day, we’re making such strides in defending the inhabitants.”
At the moment, travellers are allowed to enter the UK with out quarantine if arriving from numerous secure locations.
Nevertheless, all arrivals will now be anticipated to isolate for ten days when coming into the nation.
Additionally from Monday, all passengers will likely be required to current a destructive Covid-19 check outcome earlier than travelling to the UK.
The check have to be taken inside three days of departure.
The federal government has mentioned that is additionally to assist defend towards new strains of Covid-19 circulating internationally and to establish those that might presently be infectious.
Responding to the announcement, Tim Alderslade, chief govt of Airways UK, the business affiliation representing UK-registered carriers, mentioned: “Journey corridors have been a lifeline for the business final summer time and the federal government have been proper to convey them in once they did.
“However matters change and there’s no doubting it is 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 correct – 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 emotions have been echoed in feedback from UKinbound chief govt, Joss Croft
He mentioned: “Client security is paramount and though the elimination of all journey corridors is regrettable, given the present trajectory of the virus it’s an comprehensible determination.
“With our borders successfully closed, the federal government wants to supply 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 time 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, have been additionally earlier banned from entry into the UK.