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Session 177

New controls on travellers entering the UK have come into force to try to keep out variants of coronavirus from other countries. Catherine and Tom have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

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News Review

UK: Tough new travel restrictions

All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed.

Travellers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train or plane, also have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed entry.

The test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling and anyone arriving without one faces a fine of up to £500.

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The story

New controls on travellers entering the UK have come into force to try to keep out variants of coronavirus from other countries. Before setting off people will be asked to produce evidence of a negative Covid test. Almost all those arriving will be required to spend time self-isolating, with fewer workers now exempt. [BBC News 18/01/2021]

Key words and phrases

corridors
narrow routes

  • Travel between the two countries is limited to one busy corridor.
  • The manager's office is at the end of the corridor.

bid
attempt to achieve

  • The executive’s bid to modernise the workplace was unsuccessful.
  • The aspiring politician made a bid for power at the party conference.

axed
cut or reduced without warning

  • Employees fear that their jobs may be axed.
  • I’m struggling to pay my bills since the company axed my hours.

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