UK declares shutdown of all travel corridors beginning Monday

With an end goal to secure against new Covid variations, the United Kingdom will close all movement passages from 4 a.m. nearby time Monday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the move in a news meeting Friday, underlining that the best way to get into the nation is by having a negative Covid test result.

The crisis estimates will be set up for at any rate one month, as indicated by the Department for Transport.

“This means that if you come to this country, you must have proof of a negative Covid test that you’ve taken in the 72 hours before leaving. And you must have filled in your passenger locator form, and your airline will ask for proof of both before you take off,” Johnson said.

“You may also be checked when you land and face substantial fines for refusing to comply, and upon arrival, you must then quarantine for 10 days, not leaving your home for any reason at all. Or take another test on day five and wait for proof of another negative result. And we will be stepping up our enforcement, both at the border and in the country,” Johnson added.

The measures apply to all voyagers, including British and Irish nationals.

Expanded implementation will uphold the new guidelines, including more spot minds travelers that have entered the nation, the Department for Transport said in a news discharge.

The move suspends travel passages that have been set up between the UK and an assortment of objections since July 2020.

“The level of risk associated with the emergence of new variants globally has now increased, requiring more stringent measures to block all potential avenues through which new strains of the virus could enter the UK while we consider how best to respond,” the Department for Transport said.

The new measure will be audited on February 15.