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The British Government introduces compulsory COVID-19 tests for entering England from abroad

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The Embassy of the Principality of Monaco would like to inform all Monegasque nationals and residents that the British government has announced new rules for entering into England which should come into effect next week. This will apply to all passengers travelling from abroad.

All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure

Passengers failing to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing may be subject to an immediate fine of £500.

This new measure does not affect the current quarantine requirements in place:

  • All passengers arriving from countries not on the government’s travel corridor list will still be required to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their test result
  • All passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form and will be subject to the national lockdown restrictions

 

The passenger locator form can be completed digitally and presented from a mobile device: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Upon entering the UK, you may be asked to show the completed form to the border authorities. Refusal to fill in the form may incur a fine and you may also be refused entry into the UK.

During your stay in the UK you may be also encouraged to download the new National Health Service app designed to ‘track and trace’ coronavirus. The app works by alerting its users if they have been in proximity to people who have since reported symptoms. The NHS COVID-19 app can be downloaded here: covid19.nhs.uk

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