Coronavirus: Travel

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what COVID-19 testing is carried out (1) at airports, and (2) at other points of entry into England.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

International arrivals are required to supply their contact and accommodation information, and self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days, unless they are arriving from an exempt country or covered by another exemption.

National Health Service testing capacity is currently reserved for testing symptomatic people in the United Kingdom, with any spare capacity being used to where most clinically effective.

The Government continues to consider a range of options to manage the risk of imported cases.

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