The United Kingdom (UK) will consider on Thursday imposing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions for arrivals from China, including requiring tests for the coronavirus, the Telegraph reported.
Officials from the Department for Transport, Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) are expected to decide today whether the UK should follow the United States and Italy in imposing COVID restrictions for travelers from China, the report said.
The Prime Minister’s spokesperson had said earlier on Wednesday that the restrictions were “not something we are looking at,” the report added.
DHSC did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the report.
The United States imposed mandatory COVID-19 tests on travelers from China on Wednesday while Italy has ordered COVID-19 antigen swabs and virus sequencing for all travelers coming from China. — Reuters