The UK waives all COVID-19 entry rules
All UK entry measures in place, including passenger location forms and pre-departure tests, will be phased out this week. The announcement was made by the Secretary of Transportation.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed this information in a tweet posted Monday afternoon, saying it would mean "greater freedom" before the school holidays.
Shapps said: "All remaining Covid travel arrangements, including the passenger location form and all arrival tests, will be removed for travel to the UK starting at 4:00 on March 18.".
Health Secretary Sajid Javid posted on Twitter about the removal of tests and forms, saying: "This is due to our incredible vaccination program, in which 8 out of 10 adults in the UK have been vaccinated."
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said:Two years after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, today's announcement will encourage international travel and return to normal".
What will change:
- There is no longer a passenger location form for those entering the UK
- Tourists, including unvaccinated, will no longer be required to take a Covid test before leaving when entering the UK.