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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanians who go to the UK must take COVID-19 test or they will pay fine

All international passengers, including from Romania, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England. The measure also applies to UK nationals, and those who fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing will be subject to an immediate fine of GBP 500.

“Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up to than 72 hours before departing the country they are in, to help protect against the new strains of coronavirus such as those seen in Denmark and South Africa,” the UK Department for Transport said in a press release

Passengers will be required to show their negative test result before boarding, and transport operators will deny boarding if necessary, the same source said. 

There will be a limited number of exemptions, including for hauliers, children under 11, crews and for those travelling from countries without the infrastructure available to deliver the tests, the British Embassy in Bucharest said on Facebook, adding that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will introduce similar measures, with timing to be confirmed.

In addition, passengers arriving from Romania or other countries not on the UK Government’s Travel Corridor list must self-isolate for ten days regardless of their pre-departure test result “to provide further robust protection from those travelling from high-risk countries,” the UK Department for Transport also said.

“Taken together with the existing mandatory self-isolation period for passengers returning from high-risk countries, pre-departure tests will provide a further line of defence - helping us control the virus as we roll out the vaccine at pace over the coming weeks,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. 

Passengers will still be required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and be subject to UK national lockdown restrictions.

[email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanians who go to the UK must take COVID-19 test or they will pay fine

All international passengers, including from Romania, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England. The measure also applies to UK nationals, and those who fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing will be subject to an immediate fine of GBP 500.

“Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up to than 72 hours before departing the country they are in, to help protect against the new strains of coronavirus such as those seen in Denmark and South Africa,” the UK Department for Transport said in a press release

Passengers will be required to show their negative test result before boarding, and transport operators will deny boarding if necessary, the same source said. 

There will be a limited number of exemptions, including for hauliers, children under 11, crews and for those travelling from countries without the infrastructure available to deliver the tests, the British Embassy in Bucharest said on Facebook, adding that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will introduce similar measures, with timing to be confirmed.

In addition, passengers arriving from Romania or other countries not on the UK Government’s Travel Corridor list must self-isolate for ten days regardless of their pre-departure test result “to provide further robust protection from those travelling from high-risk countries,” the UK Department for Transport also said.

“Taken together with the existing mandatory self-isolation period for passengers returning from high-risk countries, pre-departure tests will provide a further line of defence - helping us control the virus as we roll out the vaccine at pace over the coming weeks,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. 

Passengers will still be required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form and be subject to UK national lockdown restrictions.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Martinmark/Dreamstime.com)

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