The increase in infections of the omicron variant of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has led the Government to imposing tougher restrictions, for which it has announced the obligation to present a covid test with negative result for those travelers who want to access the country.
This test must have been performed maximum 48 hours before the trip, and is mandatory for everyone over 12 years of age, regardless of having completed, or not, the vaccination schedule against covid-19.
Increase in cases of the omicron variant
England has notified 129 cases of the new variant of coronavirus, to which must be added the 30 known cases in Scotland, and the one registered in Wales. These data have led the Government to make decisions that allow them “gain time“Given the registered invasion of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus detected in South Africa, as explained by the Minister of Health, Sajid Javid, to the British channel BBC.
Despite having tightened restrictions the previous week with measures such as, the imposition of tests two days after arrival to all travelers and the mandatory nature of the mask in certain spaces, including public transport, the government led by Boris Johnson has imposed is new restriction before the fear of a new new outbreak of contagions.
They include Nigeria in the “red list”
After detecting cases of the omicron variant, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that 21 positives come from people linked to Nigeria, which has led to the country being included in the list of high-risk countries. Travelers from these countries must comply with a mandatory 10-day quarantine in a hotel.
Recorded covid data
On Friday, British health authorities notified 50,584 new infections of covid-19 for the second day in a row. The latest data on Friday indicates that there are 7,373 people hospitalized. The country has registered 10.3 million positives and more than 145,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.