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“What we are asking for instead is a sensitivity and what is called specificity – so up to a certain standard in other words,” he previously told Sky News.

“Those can be PCR tests or lateral flow tests, or LAMP tests, the point is there are enough of those around now to make this a workable approach to having one extra check.

“An extra layer of security. But as I say not the be-all and end-all.”

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) explained: “From 4am on 18 January, if you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from travel abroad, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to three days before departure.

“If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.




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