Travellers at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday. The UK is requiring people arriving from China to show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than two days before their departure. Photo: EPA-EFE
Travellers at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday. The UK is requiring people arriving from China to show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than two days before their departure. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU wants Chinese visitors to give negative Covid test and wear mask on plane

  • Bloc also asking its members to increase testing of waste water from airports and aircraft to monitor potential new coronavirus variants
  • Measures are ‘something which we saw the overwhelming majority of countries are in favour of’, says European Commission spokesman

Travellers at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday. The UK is requiring people arriving from China to show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than two days before their departure. Photo: EPA-EFE
Travellers at Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday. The UK is requiring people arriving from China to show a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than two days before their departure. Photo: EPA-EFE
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