In view of the spread of Covid-19, United Kingdom has announced new guidelines for passengers traveling to the country.
It must be noted that the UK has announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17.
Below is the guidelines must be followed, or passengers risk being denied boarding or facing
Guidelines For Passengers Travelling To UK
- All persons (including UK nationals and residents) aged 11 years and over arriving in the UK must take the Covid-19 test 3 days before their departure service to the UK. This includes transiting passengers. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england
- Everyone aged 5 years and over must book a test package from the CTM portal ONLY before their departure for day 2 and day 8 of their home quarantine in the UK. Transit passengers are excluded from this. The link to book the test package is here: https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/. For more information please visit www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing.
- Please keep the unique reference number CTM test package as proof of booking and purchase. This should be received by the passenger in their second confirmation email after booking through the CTM portal. If a passenger does not receive a unique reference number, they should check their spam emails before contacting the CTM team at +44 1274 726424 or [email protected]
- Everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arriving at the airport for their departure. This must include your invoice number provided in the second email you will receive from CTM which contains a copy of your invoice for your test package. You may receive a fine of £500 if you do not fill in this form.
- All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. If you have traveled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid managed quarantine facility booked before departure. For information please visit www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing. Check the list of exempt countries immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions if traveling for work.
- If you quarantine in England, you may opt into Test to Release. For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel
It is important to mention here that, failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offense and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
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