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The United Kingdom requires a negative PCR test on boarding from the 7th

The United Kingdom requires a negative PCR test on boarding from the 7th

The new measure, announced by the government yesterday, aims to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, which has already caused 160 infections in the country.

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The new measure, announced by the government yesterday, aims to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, which has already caused 160 infections in the country.

From Tuesday, the 7th, anyone traveling to the UK will have to submit a negative PCR test on boarding, which was announced yesterday and is aimed at stopping the spread of the Omicron variant in that country.

Boris Johnson’s executive announced Saturday night that a “negative test (antigen or PCR) for those who want to travel to the UK for 12-year-olds or over” should be carried out 48 hours before departure, and that deregulation was necessary. To combat the import of Omicron variant. The government says there are already 160 infections in the country with this new variant, most of which are imported from South Africa and Nigeria.

Passengers arriving in the UK must already have undergone a PCR test and, after two days, isolate themselves until the results are available.

“We need to take specific steps to prevent this new variant from being installed in the country and creating even bigger problem,” the governor said. For this purpose, the booster dose campaign for vaccination is being intensified, and the mask is mandatory again on public transport and in stores.


Covit-19 test control for passengers arriving at Lisbon Airport.

Most travelers to Lisbon today adopted the new Covit-19 restraining rules for repatriation. Report at the airport in the capital.


Nigeria is also on the red list

Tomorrow, from Monday 6th, Nigeria will be added to the Red List of countries barred from entering the UK, except nationals and residents who must comply with a ten-day hotel isolation at your own expense.

There are currently ten African countries on the red list. The executive said all actions will be re-evaluated by Dec. 20.

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