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Travellers heading to the UK will now have to take a Covid test before their departure in an effort to limit spread of the virus, the government has said.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the tightened requirements would come into force from 04:00 GMT on Tuesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Travellers will be required to submit evidence of a negative lateral flow or PCR test to enter.
Javid said the government is focused on buying time since the Omicron variant was discovered in an attempt to to assess and to “put in place protective measures.”
“We’ve always said that we would act swiftly should new data require it,” he added.
Travellers heading to UK will now have to have Covid test before their departure in effort to limit spread of virus, government says https://t.co/suZ90Ue2ci
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 4, 2021
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced pre-departure Covid tests will become a requirement for people travelling to the UK from 4am on Tuesday, because of concerns over cases of the Omicron variant linked to travel.
— LBC News (@LBCNews) December 4, 2021
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