The UK will on Thursday consider imposing COVID-19 restrictions on arrivals from China, including a testing requirement for the coronavirus, the Telegraph reported.
Officials from the Department for Transport, Home Office and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are expected to decide today whether the UK should follow the US and Italy in imposing COVID restrictions on travellers from China, according to the report.
The prime minister’s spokesman had said Wednesday that the restrictions were “not something we were 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 testing on travelers from China on Wednesday, while Italy mandated COVID-19 antigen swabs and virus sequencing for all travelers from China.