The government of the United Kingdom has decided that all pre-departure tests will be lifted for vaccinated travelers who are arriving in the UK. At the same time, Prime minister Boris Johnson has emphasized the significance of getting a Covid booster vaccination. The government of the UK received lots of letters from the executives of major airlines to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions, which ultimately led to the amendments in rules for vaccinated passengers.
Grant Shapps, the British Secretary of State for Transport Grant, said that from 4 A.M 11 February, all those fully vaccinated travelers would no longer need to go through tests in two days of their arrival in the UK.
Moreover, the travelers who are not perceived as wholly vaccinated will need to take a pre-flight test and a PCR test at least before day 2 after they arrive in the United Kingdom. New test requirements also eliminate the necessity to be quarantined, and the tests are taken on the 8th day after coming into the country.
However, the Passenger Locator Form will be mandatory to be completed by every traveler, whether vaccinated or not. The children in the age group of 12-15 in England who are leaving the UK would have to show their vaccination status or evidence of earlier infection using a digital NHS COVID Pass from 3 February. For domestic travel, all persons under the age of 18 will continue to be taken fully vaccinated regardless of their vaccination status.