UK Government Announce Further Health Measures For Travelers Entering The Country

The UK Government has announced further measures at the UK border effective as of 15 February 2021. These include:

Government secured hotel isolation requirement for all arrivals from the 33 countries on the UK government’s red list.

Passengers arriving from all countries will be required to take Covid-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of their quarantine period.

Significant penalties imposed if passengers do not accurately disclose they are returning from a red list country.

These measures are in addition to the current requirements for mandatory pre-flight Covid-19 testing.

The Scottish Government also announced that all inbound passengers whose journey originated internationally, including those transiting via an airport in England, will be required to undergo supervised hotel quarantine for 10 days.

Anyone arriving into England who has visited or been in transit through one of the red list countries in the last 10 days will be required to purchase a quarantine package (which will include the government approved accommodation, Covid-19 testing facilities and assigned transportation). Details about the quarantine package and the link to the online booking portal can be found here.

British Airways will be required to ask impacted passengers for proof of their quarantine package booking at check-in and may deny boarding if this is not provided. For more information, please visit the UK Government’s website.

For clarification, please note as at today Nigeria is not on the red list country.