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The government of the United Kingdom is taking a step toward normal, unrestricted travel. Eligible fully vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK will no longer be required to complete a post-arrival lateral flow test starting at 0400 local time on February 11, 2022.

Fully vaccinated tourists must complete a COVID-19 lateral flow test within two days of arriving in the United Kingdom. All fully vaccinated tourists must now do before arriving in the UK is fill out a passenger locator form.

It’s also excellent news for travellers who haven’t been immunised. After arriving in the UK, persons who are not completely vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate and take a day 8 test, according to the government.

Unvaccinated travellers must still fill out a passenger locator form and conduct a post-arrival PCR test to show confirmation of a negative COVID test taken two days prior to travel.

“This is a proportionate system that moves us a step closer to normality while maintaining vital public health protections,” Grant Shapps, UK Secretary of State for Transport said in an oral statement to Parliament. The UK government is taking a step towards normal and unrestricted travel. Beginning 0400 local time on February 11, 2022, eligible fully vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK will no longer have to take a post-arrival, lateral flow test.

Fully vaccinated tourists must complete a COVID-19 lateral flow test within two days of arriving in the United Kingdom. All fully vaccinated tourists must now do before arriving in the UK is fill out a passenger locator form.

It’s also excellent news for travellers who haven’t been immunised. After arriving in the UK, persons who are not completely vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate and take a day 8 test, according to the government.

Unvaccinated travellers must still fill out a passenger locator form and conduct a post-arrival PCR test to show confirmation of a negative COVID test taken two days prior to travel.

“This is a proportionate system that moves us a step closer to normality while maintaining vital public health protections,” Grant Shapps, UK Secretary of State for Transport said in an oral statement to Parliament.

After encouraging the government to return to restriction-free travel, the UK Airlines Association, Airlines UK, dubbed today a “landmark day.”

“This is a landmark day for passengers, businesses and UK plc. Nearly two years since the initial Covid restrictions were introduced, today’s announcement brings international travel towards near-normality for the fully vaccinated, and at last into line with hospitality and the domestic economy,” CEO of Airlines UK Tim Alsderslade said in a statement.

“With the all-important half-term week approaching, passengers should now get booking, and airlines look forward to using the connectivity they’re proud to facilitate to turbo-charge the economic recovery for all of the UK.”

 

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