Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, the United Kingdom continues to struggle to contain the pandemic. Like other countries throughout the world, the UK has taken a number of measure to reduce the spread of the virus domestically and throughout the rest of Europe. These include lockdowns, and travel bans, and other restrictive measures. Anyone thinking of visiting the UK should be aware of the current state of the pandemic in the country. This blog presents an overview of the current COVID-19 situation in the United Kingdom, including all relevant information for would-be travelers looking to enter the country.
Summary: Currently, only those who show evidence of having tested negative for COVID-19 are allowed to enter the UK, and travelers from certain countries remain banned from arriving in the country. While it is possible for non-UK citizens to enter the country right now, the majority of travelers should avoid traveling to Great Britain unless they have an essential and/or unavoidable reason for doing so. This recommendation is based on the high number of cases in the country and the national lockdown currently in place, which includes limitations on travel within the state, bans on large gatherings, and the closure of all but non-essential stores and service provers.
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