Mohammad Amir has left for England to join Pakistan's advance training group in Derbyshire, after testing negative for Covid-19 for the second time. He is, however, expected to remain in self-isolation for five days after reaching, and will only be released to join the team after he returns two more negative tests.
Amir made himself available for the tour after having initially pulled out as the dates clashed with the birth of his second child. Pakistan had already made arrangements for replacements, but after the birth of his daughter last week, he confirmed his availability for Pakistan's T20Is against England. Amir was recalled in place of Haris Rauf, who had undergone six Covid-19 tests the last month, out of which five were positive.
Along with Amir, masseur Mohammad Imran, who tested negative after having tested positive last month, would also be flying to England. As per the revised Covid-19 regulations, Imran is categorised as low risk after having recovered from the virus and, as such, would be integrated with the national side after another negative test.
The larger group of Pakistan players and support staff arrived in England on June 28, several weeks before the start of the first match, to be able to train in the country as well as complete the mandatory quarantine for all foreigners travelling to the UK. The touring party is living in a bio-secure bubble where they will not interact with anyone outside of the group, and regular tests for Covid-19 will be conducted on the tour. The three Tests and three T20Is are all going to be played behind closed doors.