Anyone entering the UK from 33 countries on a “red list” must immediately be quarantined in a hotel for ten days. The measure is intended to protect the country from the spread of CoV variants and has been in force since today. From Europe, only Portugal is affected, plus all South American countries as well as states in southern Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Test before entry, two tests afterwards
All other entrants, including those from Austria, must continue to isolate themselves for ten days after arrival. What is new for all of them is that in addition to a CoV test before leaving for the UK, they must now also take two tests in the country itself – no later than day 2 and no earlier than day 8 after entry. This will cost 210 pounds (240 euros) for each, and proof of the appointment booking must be shown on arrival.
For the “Red List,” the government has initially reserved 4,600 rooms in 16 hotels near the airport. The stay costs 1,750 pounds per person. Violators face draconian penalties: Those who fail to check into one of the specified hotels must pay up to 10,000 pounds. For false statements on the obligatory entry form, even up to ten years in prison are possible.
- source:orf.at/picture: pixabay.com
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