UK Gov’t Says No Plan to Reintroduce Covid-19 Testing for Visitors from China

The British government said on Thursday that it has no plans to reintroduce Covid-19 testing for visitors, despite a growing number of countries mandating tests for travelers from China.

“There are no plans to reintroduce Covid-19 testing or additional requirements for arrivals into the UK,” the official said when asked about an early Thursday Telegraph report that the government will consider restrictions for arrivals from China.

Earlier on Thursday, local media outlet Telegraph reported that the Department for Transport, the Home Office, and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are likely to decide whether the UK should follow the United States and Italy in putting Covid restrictions on visitors from China.

The restrictions were “not something we are looking at,” the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson said on Wednesday, according to the report.