England to cut quarantine period with private test for all international arrivals
England to cut quarantine period with private test for all international arrivals

NEW DELHI: England announces big news for all the international arrivals. The 14-day mandatory quarantine period for passengers coming from various countries including India will get relief from December 15.

A test is done under the “test to release” strategy, where a 14-day self-isolation period is mandatory.  But now England has to say that it can be reduced up to two thirds on receipt of a negative Covid-19 test from a private provider after 5 days of isolation. If the report tested negative of the passenger then there will be no need for international arrivals isolation. It also adds that “Under the ‘test to release for international travel’ strategy, passengers arriving into England by plane, ferry or train should book their test before they travel." It continues, "The government has considered the evidence which demonstrates that a test after 5 days of self-isolation provides materially better results than just having a test on arrival, as it allows time for the virus, should it be present, to incubate, helping reduce the risk of a false-negative result."

A new outbreak has been discovered in Japan of bird flu on a chicken farm in southwestern Fukuoka prefecture and eight already reported in the Kagawa area west of Tokyo, the government officials said on Wednesday. Passengers traveling to England will be able to book a test from a provider on a GOV.UK list before arriving. If they choose to book a test, they will need to state this on their passenger locator form prior to arriving. 

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