- Passengers from UAE might want to self-isolate for 10 days
- Resolution made following important rise in imported COVID-19 infections
The UK has imposed journey restrictions on travellers from the United Arab Emirates following a regarding enhance in confirmed COVID-19 instances, the UK Division of Transport mentioned on Monday.
From 4:00 right now [Tuesday], travellers arriving in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire from the UAE might want to self-isolate for 10 days.
“The decision has been made following a significant acceleration in the number of imported cases, along with the number of reported new cases over the past seven days, which have risen in the UAE by 52%.”
British transport minister Grant Shapps wrote in a tweet that newest knowledge indicated the UAE ought to instantly be faraway from the journey hall listing.
Underneath present guidelines, passengers arriving from all worldwide locations, together with the UAE, are required to current a detrimental COVID-19 check consequence taken as much as three days earlier than departing for England or Scotland.
The transfer got here as Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned Britain was in “a race against time” to roll out COVID-19 vaccines as deaths hit file highs and hospitals ran out of oxygen, and his prime medical adviser mentioned the pandemic’s worst weeks have been imminent.
Final week, Abu Dhabi began Section III medical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine amid a surge in infections within the UAE.
On Thursday, Britain mentioned it will prolong a ban on travellers getting into England from South Africa to different southern African nations to forestall the unfold of a variant of the coronavirus recognized in South Africa.