Traveling from Mexico to the UK? You must take a COVID-19 test three days before flying


The measure will start from Friday, January 15th, and will apply to passengers arriving by boat, plane, or train to the United Kingdom.

People traveling from Mexico to the United Kingdom must undergo a PCR test for COVID-19 up to three days before leaving Mexican territory and show a negative result.

The measure will begin on Friday, January 15th, at 4 am (GMT) and will apply to passengers arriving by boat, plane, or train to the United Kingdom.

“Passengers arriving by boat, plane, or train must be tested up to three days before departure and provide evidence of a negative PCR test result before traveling,” reported the British Embassy in Mexico.

The Embassy added on its website that the type of test required is a PCR test, which collects the genetic material of the virus through a swab and can indicate if the traveler has a COVID-19 infection at the time the sample was taken.

He also asked the citizens of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to stay at home and not travel abroad, unless they have a legally permissible reason to do so, in accordance with current UK restrictions to curb COVID infections. -19.

The increasing number of cases forced the authorities to impose strict confinement in the United Kingdom for the third time. Which prompted school closings and steered the economy into a potentially devastating second recession.

Last Tuesday, the British government said that one in 50 people have coronavirus in England, as doctors rush to vaccinate millions of people against the disease.

The UK is also facing a new strain of coronavirus reported since last December by Health Minister Matt Hancock.

This new variant has a greater ease of transmission and is originally from South Africa.

Source: El Financiero

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