Travel restrictions could end ‘very soon’ as omicrons spread – Sajid Javid

In a little-noticed response to a question from an opposition MP in the Midlands, the health minister has said that when the omicron becomes dominant, all international travel restrictions could end ‘very Soon’.

Over the past two weeks, the UK has had a resurgence.”red listAnd hotel quarantine for guests arriving from 11 African countries, has introduced mandatory self-isolation for all incoming travelers until they receive a negative PCR test result and are cleared. Bring back the pre-departure tests.

Tahir Ali, who represents the Birmingham Green Hall for Labor, asked Sajid Javid on the possibility that countries in the Indian subcontinent could be included in the red list.

He said many of his voters would be planning a school holiday visit to Kashmir, Pakistan, India or Bangladesh. He asked: “Do they go on with that?”

The health minister replied: “It is not possible to give guarantees to any particular country that there will not be any measures in the future.”

But he added: “Very soon, in the coming days and weeks, if I think it’s possible, we’re going to see more infections and this variant becomes the dominant variant, then less.” there should be any kind of travel restrictions. at all.”

The Independent asked the Department of Health and Social Care for more details.

Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airports Group, said: “These restrictions may have slowed the emergence of omicrons but it is now spreading in the community and the government urgently needs to consider whether the benefits are in The rapid decline of testing could account for its damage or not cause loss of consumer confidence. “ Travel restrictions could end ‘very soon’ as omicrons spread – Sajid Javid

Tom Vazquez

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