Grace period that allowed entry in England without a negative COVID-19 test, ends 

Grace period that allowed entry in England without a negative COVID-19 test, ends 

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A grace period that was in place until Monday, January 18th, 2021 for travelers whose journey originates from St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, arriving in England that allowed entry without a negative COVID-19 test, came to an end. 

 

In a revised Statement from the UK Government, it reads “From 4:00 a.m. on 18th January, if you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from travel abroad, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to three (3) days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival. All other current entry requirements and restrictions continue to apply.”  

 

Currently,  passengers that arrive in England without a pre-departure negative test result and operators for transporting non-compliant passengers, will be fined £500.00 (which is equaled to $ 1,835.58 EC), according to the statement. 

 

The announcement, also advises that if UK travelers have been somewhere that is not on the Travel Corridors list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you will need to self-isolate, regardless of your pre-departure test result.