Travel to the UK not quite eased up yet

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Traveling to the UK during Covid

Air travelers planning to visit the UK, a country with one of the world’s best places to explore, beware of the following during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Travelers entering the UK including the Britons must present a negative test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Passengers from countries on the “red list” such as India and United Arab Emirates currently can enter into the UK. However, they will have to quarantine in a hotel and follow strict testing requirements.

During the 2021 lockdown the UK limited severely international travel, but since May of 2021 non-essential international air travel resumed in England, Wales, and Scotland.

The UK has seen one of the highest number of deaths during the pandemic. Due to the discovered Alpha Covid variant the country experienced a second deadly wave during the winter months according to media reports. Now the London City Airport is expanding its testing capabilities with a new larger testing facility.

The new testing facility, located within a short walking distance from the airport terminal will have the capacity to perform 200 tests per hour on international travelers. It will enable passengers who receive negative test results to end their quarantine on day five if they arrived to London from countries on the “red list.”

The number of travelers to the UK doubled in the last few weeks showing there is a strong demand for post lockdown travel during the summer months.

Media interviews with passengers at the London City Airport urged the UK government to look to the many countries across Europe where real progress and easing up of travel during the summer is being made.

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