Immigration: Coronavirus:Written question - 37572

(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)

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Asked on: 20 April 2020
Home Office
Immigration: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to test people entering the UK from overseas for covid-19.
Answered by: Kevin Foster
Answered on: 01 July 2020

The security of the UK border, the safety of the staff who protect it and the public are our key concerns.

Our approach to tackling coronavirus is and has always been driven by the latest scientific and medical advice, and procedures at the border have been strictly following the latest PHE guidance throughout. To bolster public health measures already in place, passengers at airports are provided with information on symptoms and the social distancing processes.

Since 8 June, all passengers arriving in the UK have been required to complete a locator form as well as self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to all nationalities. Full details of these new measures, including the very limited exemptions to the new rules, can be found at

Border Force continues to work collaboratively with devolved administrations, including Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England, to support the COVID 19 response.

Grouped Questions: 37430

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