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COVID test now mandatory for commercial vehicle drivers visiting UK for more than 48 hours

6/4/2021

From today (6 April) foreign lorry drivers who are visiting the UK for more than 48 hours will need to be tested for Covid19.

This applies to drivers and crews of HGVs and drivers of vans and other light goods vehicles, as well as applying to both UK-based and non-UK hauliers.

Drivers will need to take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and then one every 72 hours thereafter if they are still in the country.

Those who do not have proof of a negative test could face a fine of £2000.
For more information, visit the government's website - Get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test if you're an HGV or van driver

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