Travel: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all the public health risk assessments which were carried out to inform the decision on permitting privileged access for people from foreign countries to visit the UK for the purpose of being spectators at European Football Championship matches; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are unable to provide the information requested as it related to the ongoing formulation of Government policy. However, there continues to be a robust public health risk assessment which informs the regular review of the travel restrictions and the exemptions on foreign visitors to the European Championships.

A limited number of accredited guests have been exempted from border restrictions to attend the latter stages of the tournament. These individuals will only be permitted to leave quarantine for official events, including matches or UEFA meetings and will be subject to strict public health mitigations, developed with the input of Public Health England and in line with other international events such as the G7. This will include regular testing, use of designated accommodation and private transport and compliance with all other COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing, face coverings and test, trace and isolation.

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