All travel corridors will close from Monday, meaning everyone arriving in the UK will have to self-isolate according to the Sky News. /VCG
All travel corridors will close from Monday, meaning everyone arriving in the UK will have to self-isolate according to the Sky News.
The tighter border restrictions announced by Boris Johnson are aimed at protecting the progress made with the rollout of vaccines in the face of new coronavirus variants being found around the world.
It had already been announced everyone travelling to the UK from Monday will need to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Under the travel crackdown people will also have to immediately quarantine on arrival for 10 days, unless they have a negative test after five days.
This will be backed by more spot checks to ensure people are remaining in self-isolation.
The new regime will be in place until at least 15 February while further work takes place on how to manage the threat posed by mutations of the virus.
The government has also said it will continue to take action in countries where new strains are formally identified with flight bans.
(With input from agencies)
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