Britain tightens border controls to prevent new coronovirus variants. world

Britain tightens border controls to prevent new coronovirus variants.  world

The United Kingdom on Friday announced more measures to strengthen its border controls and prevent the entry of new variants of coronaviruses into the region.

By Monday, travel corridors will be closed, allowing passengers arriving in low-risk areas not to be affected by certain restrictions, such as the quarantine requirement.

The announcement was made by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. Also from Monday, those wishing to travel the country must submit a negative Kovid-19 test conducted 72 hours prior to departure, and fill out a form with information about their stay.

After landing, passengers must detach themselves for 10 days. Johnson said those breaking the rules would have to pay “substantial fines”. “We are pushing enforcement both across the border and in the country,” he said.

The United Kingdom announced yesterday that it would suspend the arrival of passengers from Brazil and 15 other countries due to the detection of new variants of the Kovid-19.

Countries that were part of travel corridors had lower transmission rates. However, with the discovery of variants, the British government understood that it is impossible to predict where the strains would originate.

In addition, Johnson announced today that more than 3.2 million people have been vaccinated in the UK. The group comprises 45% of those over 80 years of age and about 40% of nursing home residents.

London – Photo: Dominic Lipinski / PA via AP

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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