BREAKING: Pre-departure COVID tests return for all UK arrivals to tackle Omicron

by 24britishtvDec. 4, 2021, 7:50 p.m. 42

All international arrivals to the UK will again be required to take pre-departure COVID-19 tests to tackle the spread of the new Omicron variant, the Health Secretary has announced. The rule applies to all travellers visiting the UK or returning from a holiday, regardless of vaccination status, and will come into force from 4am on Tuesday 7 December. Tests must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time. Nigeria is also being added to the travel red list - joining several southern African nations which were added after the Omicron variant was first detected late last month. The UK Health Security Agency has revealed that over half of people who have the new Omicron variant are double vaccinated. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: For more content go to and download our apps: Apple: Android: Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí To enquire about licensing Sky News content, contact [email protected]


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