Covid tests for Chinese visitors to England are coming to an end


The UK Government has announced that from 15 February 2021, all international arrivals into England (including UK nationals) will be required to take a COVID-19 test before they enter England, as part of new measures to reduce the risk of further spread of the virus.

Those travelling from or through China will be required to take a test up to 72 hours before departure. All other international arrivals must take a test up to 48 hours before departure.

All travellers must book a private test before arrival, and will need to show proof of a negative result to border officials.

Travellers will be required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, and take another COVID-19 test on day two and day eight of their quarantine period. Those who test negative on both of these tests will be able to leave quarantine early.

Travellers who are unable to take a test before departure to England will be required to take a test on arrival in England, and must quarantine until they receive a negative result.