the United kingdom Will consider imposing on Thursday COVID-19 restrictions for those coming from Chinaincluding the requirement for negative tests for the coronavirus, the newspaper reported The telegraph.
Officials are expected Department of TransportationThe Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) decided this Thursday whether London You must follow suit Washington s Rome in force COVID restrictions For travelers from China, according to the media mentioned.
On Wednesday, the prime minister’s spokesman said the restrictions “It wasn’t something we were looking at“.
In statements to the newspaper The telegraphAnd the Paul CharlesExecutive Director of Travel Consulting computer agencystated that it was “inevitable” to be British government Taking measures to combat the coronavirus after facing criticism for its slow response to spread of the virus At the beginning pandemic.
Governments have learned lessons from The initial wave of COVID-19. One is that they should cooperate more closely on these types of restrictions. “Italy and the United States cannot do one thing and others not do the same,” said Charles.
On Wednesday, the United States imposed mandatory tests for COVID-19 For travelers from China, claiming that Beijing is not sharing enough information about the increase in coronavirus cases.
From Jan 5th A must have for all passengers two years of age or older from China Test no more than two days Before you leave China, Hong Kong and Macao, and show a negative result airlines at the time of departure. The procedure includes those who stop at any US airport.
Those passengers who give positive more than 10 days before the tripthey will be able to apply documentation This account of his passage through illness and his Recovery rather than a negative result.
This latest decision by the United States represents Return requirements on international travelersAny Joe Biden It stopped completely last June.
“The recent rapid increase in the transmission of COVID-19 in China increases The potential for new variables to emergeA health official added a justification for the measure and pointed out against the Chinese regime due to the limited data it provided on new cases and strains circulating in the country.
According to this Data not available It is difficult for public health officials in the United States to identify new variants that are circulating.”
For its part, it became Italy The first European country In forcing people coming from China to get tested for COVID-19, after Beijing reopened its borders.
“This measure is necessary to ensure monitoring and identification of any type of virus in order to protect the Italian population,” Italian Health Minister Orazio Schellaci told the newspaper. The telegraph.
According to the aforementioned media, Italy has already carried out swabs at the airports of Fiumicino, in Rome, and Malpensa, in Milan, where on Monday. One in every two passengers Tested for coronavirus upon arrival on flights from China.
(With information from Reuters and The Telegraph)