Boris Johnson is set to announce new restrictions later today, which will come into place when the current national lockdown ends on 2nd December.
These new restrictions, along with a new ‘stricter’ tier system, will include changes to the current UK travel quarantine procedures. At present anyone entering the UK from a ‘high risk’ country is required to self-isolate for 14 days with no possibility of reducing this through testing.
Changes that are being introduced however will slash that quarantine period down to just 5 days, where the traveller will then be required to undergo a COVID-19 test (through a private provider). Providing a successful negative result is provided then the person will be free to leave quarantine. If a positive is returned then the original requirement to isolate for 14 days will remain.
Further details to follow…