A Swindon pensioner is due to appear in court after allegedly failing to provide a negative coronavirus test result when arriving in the country.

Niko Brekovski, of Bathampton Street in Swindon, was charged with breaching several Covid-19 regulations after landing at Luton Airport on July 13, 2021.

This includes failing to provide valid notification of a negative coronavirus test result on arrival from outside the "common travel area", court documents allege.

The 78-year-old is also accused of failing to provide information on a passenger locator form and failing to possess a testing package on arrival.

Brekovski pleaded not guilty to all three charges at a hearing in January and is due to stand trial at Swindon Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 1.

These alleged offences are breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine if Brekovski is found guilty.

The case was adjourned from January 4 in order for an Albanian interpreter to be located for the trial.

Until February 2022, passengers had to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test on arrival to the UK.

The requirement for a passenger locator form was lifted in March of the same year.

A passenger locator form is a record of a traveller’s journey and contact details in case the government needs to get in touch with them.