VACCINATED TRAVELLERS WHO ARRIVE INTO THE UK SHALL NO LONGER BE REREQUIRED TO TAKE ANY COVID TEST IN ENGLAND AS OF 11TH FEBRAURY 2022.
The UK Government has confirmed this on 24th January 2022, that everyone who is arriving in the UK and who is vaccinated will no longer need to take any type of covid tests and they will be free of any testing according to the new rule. The transport secretary said that these new measures will become into effect as of 11th February at 4am. This is great news for the Travel Industry which is the perfect time because this is when midterm breaks occur in the UK.
As far as passenger locator form is concerned both vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals will have to fill it however the method is made easy for everyone in doing so.
WHAT ARE THE TESTS THAT I STILL NEED TO DO
From 11th February vaccinated travelers who have had two doses will not require to take an on day 2 of their arrival in the UK. And anyone who is unvaccinated and traveling to the UK will now not need to immediately self-isolate themselves; they will only take a and show that they’re negative on the PCR test.
The travel industry has been hit harder after the outbreak of Covid-19 is happy about the new measures that will take place from the month of February and they said that this removal of COVID-19 testing will make travel frictionless and people will be able to connect and meet with their family and friends more often. They also added that it is very clear that all these testing restrictions were not helping us in slowing down the cases of omicron variants so it is better that there would be no more knee-jerk reaction to the new variants.
There are rules that are currently taking place in the country such as all fully vaccinated travelers will not need to take any pre-departure test but they will take a test within 48 hours of arrival. If they’re tested positive on lateral flow test results they will isolate themselves and perform a PCR test. And they also need to submit a PLF online which should be done no more than 48 hours of arrival in the UK. From February, 12-15 years old will be given an NHS digital pass if they wish to travel outside of the UK.
He also added that the UK is going to accept vaccination certificates from more countries and they will accept them from 16 new nations which will make the number of accepted nations to 180 and these nations will include China and Mexico as well.
For More new and latest updates about traveling to the UK visit GOV.UK.