UK: Travel alert set to be introduced to curb Omicron

Published on : Monday, November 29, 2021

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The new travel changes are set to be introduced in a bid to fight the spread of the Omicron Covid variant.

The new measures include a PCR test on day two for Covid-19 for travellers who have arrived in the UK as well as mandatory self-isolation until they get a negative result.

Anyone who will be in contact with someone infected with the super strain will also need to isolate for ten days regardless of their vaccination status.

On Saturday Boris Johnson revealed the new plan to battle the mutant Covid-19 variant which included the return of face masks and changes in travelling.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, the PM said that they are not going to stop people travelling, he want to stress that, they are not going to stop people travelling, but we will require anyone who enters the UK to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and to self-isolate until they have a negative result.

Second, they need to slow down the spread of this variant here in the UK, because measures at the border can only ever minimise and delay the arrival of a new variant rather than stop it all together.

It comes as the PM has slapped four more countries on the travel red list after Sajid Javid confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in Britain.

From 4am on Sunday, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola will be added to the travel ban list.

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