Guidance

Immigration: pre-entry tuberculosis testing

On 21 May 2012, the then minister for immigration Damian Green announced the roll out of pre-entry tuberculosis screening of those coming to…

Documents

UK tuberculosis technical instructions (PDF file - 566kb)

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Policy equality statement (PDF file - 184kb)

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Screening for tuberculosis - UK Border Agency review (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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Detail

On 21 May 2012, the then minister for immigration Damian Green announced the roll out of pre-entry tuberculosis screening of those coming to the UK for more than six months from high incidence countries. This screening will safeguard UK public health and use public resources more effectively.

This announcement followed a review of on-entry and pre-entry screening for tuberculosis conducted by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in 2011 with support from the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency. A copy of this review document and the equality statement which accompanied the policy development are available to download below.

The technical instructions document for medical practitioners undertaking pre-entry screening is also available at the link below.

More information is available in the appendix of immigration rules about TB screening on the UKBA website.