The quarantine / isolation period in the UK is reduced from 14 days to 10 days
Starting today, December 14, the quarantine / self-isolation period in the UK is reduced from 14 days to just 10 days. The self-isolation measure applies both to those who have come into contact with people who have been detected with Covid-19 and to those who arrive in the United Kingdom from a country that is not on the list of those exempted / considered at low risk of spread.
We remind you that Romania is NOT on this list and, consequently, people traveling to the UK are required to perform a period of 10 days of self-isolation at an address declared upon entry into the country.
We emphasize that the obligation remains for all persons to complete when entering the UK "the passenger locator form".
Another important measure announced by the British government will take effect on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. It is the program Test to Release for International Travel.
It provides for the possibility of reducing the self-isolation period following a Covid-19 test with a negative result. The test is done on request and is paid by the person. You can also schedule your test before arriving in England. The test can be done at the earliest AFTER 5 days of self-isolation. This program is optional and only applies to people arriving in England (not valid for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Those who do not opt for testing after 5 days will be required to complete the full 10 day self-isolation period.
Those who do not comply with the self-isolation measure risk a fine of £ 1,000 and, depending on any subsequent breaches, can get up to £ 10,000