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UK introduces arrival quarantine to fight new Covid-19 strains

British Airways flight lands at LF Wade International Airport. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Bermudians travelling to the UK will need to quarantine on arrival from next Monday, the UK Government announced today.

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, said that the UK will shut all air travel corridors as the country attempted to control the spread of Covid-19.

The move will mean that anyone arriving in the UK – including travellers from Bermuda – must quarantine for ten days.

Britain introduced a pre-arrival test which must be taken inside 72 hours of departure earlier this week.

Travellers can agree to take a test on Day 5 to shorten the isolation period.

The policy is expected to remain in place for a month – but could be extended.

The change will not affect passengers on board tonight’s British Airways flight to London, but will apply to travellers on next week’s flights.

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Published January 15, 2021 at 2:02 pm (Updated January 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm)

UK introduces arrival quarantine to fight new Covid-19 strains

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