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Covid-19: UK travel requirements listed

A British Airways jet approaches to land at LF Wade International Airport (File photograph)

New Covid-19 regulations for people headed to the UK are now in effect, the London office of the Government said last night.

A spokeswoman added passengers from Bermuda required to isolate for ten days after arrival.

The new policies also mean passengers have to provide evidence of a clear coronavirus test, taken no more three days before departure, and a completed passenger locator form.

A Government spokeswoman said: “In accordance with UK regulations, failure to provide proof of a negative test or a failure to complete the passenger locator form are offences for which you may be fined and you may not be allowed to board the flight.”

The document to prove a negative Covid-19 test must include the passenger’s name as printed on their passport, their date of birth, the result of the test, the date the sample was collected or received by the test provider, the name of the test provider and their details and the name of the test device.

The spokeswoman told the public: “You will be required to present your test results when boarding your flight, as well as to UK border officials upon your arrival.

“Your test result can be provided as a printed document or via e-mail or text message shown on your phone. Please ensure that your device is charged.

“The requirement to complete a passenger locator form online before you arrive in the UK continues – you may submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

“Your passenger locator form will be used to inform you whether someone you travelled with develops coronavirus symptoms and may also be used to confirm that you are self-isolating for your first ten days in the UK.”

The applicant will get an e-mail with a reference number after the online form is completed.

The public health passenger locator form – which will be attached to the email – will include a code that must be shown to immigration officials on arrival in the UK.

The form can either be printed or saved to a mobile device.

Travellers can end the ten-day isolation period early if they pay for a private coronavirus test through a “test to release” scheme.

Bermuda was earlier included in a travel corridor, which allowed easy movement to and from the UK, but those corridors were shut by the UK on January 18 in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

· For information on pre-travel tests, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

· To fill out the online Passenger Locator form, visit: https://provide-journey-contact-details.homeoffice.gov.uk/edit/start.contactEmail

· For more information about the Test to Release scheme, visit: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/ending-self-isolation-early-through-test-to-release

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Published January 26, 2021 at 9:28 am (Updated January 26, 2021 at 9:28 am)

Covid-19: UK travel requirements listed

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