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U.K. tightens travel quarantine requirements

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/15/21, 03:51 pm

Beginning Monday, British citizens and residents arriving from countries identified as COVID-19 hotspots must spend 10 days in approved hotels patrolled by security guards near airports and seaports. The country already barred its citizens from taking foreign holidays, and people arriving from anywhere overseas must show a negative coronavirus test and self-isolate, although enforcement has been patchy.

Are other countries putting in new restrictions? British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a growing number of nations around the world are considering new rules requiring travelers to their countries to prove they have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month began requiring all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to get tested no more than three days before their flight departs and to present documentation of a negative result.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report in Globe Trot about research into the international origins of the virus and the global race for vaccines.

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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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