The British government has announced that anyone traveling to the UK will have to test negative before leaving, as a measure to prevent the spread of the new Ômicron variant of the corona virus. This orientation caused dissatisfaction in the tourism industry.
“Anyone over the age of 12 who wants to travel to the UK must take a negative test (antigen or PCR) from 4:00 am on Tuesday (local time) 48 hours prior to departure. Import of new variant “, the executive announced Saturday night.
Until now, travelers to the UK had to receive a PCR within two days and isolate themselves until results were available.
The new duty was badly received by the tourism industry, which began to recover after the impact of the epidemic.
Clive Vratten, director of the Business Travel Association, called the move a “conspiracy” for the industry, while the UK UK Airlines Association’s Tim Alderslate called the move “premature” as there was no medical data on Ômicron.
“I know this is a burden on the travel industry, but we have made tremendous progress in this country, with about 81% getting 12+ vaccines and 34% encouraging eligible people,” said Deputy Prime Minister Dominic. Rob told Sky News.
“We need to take action to prevent the new variant from spreading across the country and creating an even bigger problem,” he said.
The United Kingdom has so far identified 160 cases of the Ômicron variant.
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