Covid tests for China travellers to England to end

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A rider  astatine  Chengdu International Airport successful  China connected  30 DecemberImage source, Reuters

Covid investigating for travellers coming to England from China volition end, the UK authorities has announced.

On-arrival investigating was introduced successful January to effort to assistance observe immoderate caller variants arriving from China.

The authorities said an mean of 99 radical per formation had been tested, totalling 3,374 passengers.

During that period, 14 affirmative cases were identified, but nary was deemed to beryllium a variant of concern.

The Department of Health and Social Care said that from Friday, 17 March "passengers aged 18 oregon implicit travelling from mainland China and arriving astatine Heathrow Airport volition nary longer beryllium invited to instrumentality a voluntary trial connected arrival".

It added that from 5 April, no-one flying from China to the UK volition request a antagonistic pre-departure test.

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