People visiting the United Kingdom will have to be tested twice for the coronavirus after arriving in the kingdom – on the second and eighth day of their presence in the country. According to the Guardian newspaper, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will announce the measure as soon as possible.
The publication specifies that tests will be taken both by those who come to Britain from the “red list” of states that are considered the most dangerous from the point of view of importation of new strains, and by everyone else. In this case the rule about carrying a certificate of a negative test for COVID-19, made not earlier than 72 hours before entry, and about 10 days self-isolation after entry into the country will still be valid.
With this measure, the British authorities intend to reduce the risk of bringing into the country new and potentially more dangerous genetic variants of the coronavirus, in particular the Brazilian and South African.