Boris Johnson has closed the UK border to anyone who does not have negative Covid test and will demand all arrivals quarantine for ten days.
The PM said was closing all remaining travel corridors into the country in a bid to keep out new strains of the virus.
The news comes after Ministers expressed fears over a new strain of the virus from Brazil.
This means that anybody who wishes to travel here must have proof of a negative test in the previous 72 hours.
Before tonight, all arrivals to UK were going to need a negative test within 72 hours of arrival from 4am Monday.
But now Ministers have demanded even those arrivals must self isolate for 10 days, regardless of where you have arrived from.
He told the Downing Street press conference: “It’s precisely because we have the hope of that vaccine and the risk of new strains coming from overseas that we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country.
“Yesterday we announced that we’re banning flights from South America and Portugal and to protect us against the risk from as-yet-unidentified strains we will also temporarily close all travel corridors from 0400 on Monday.
“Following conversations with the devolved administrations we will act together so this applies across the whole of the UK.”
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