The United Kingdom is changing its travel requirements. Starting mid-February, vaccinated adults will no longer need to test for COVID before or after arrival.
Currently, all adult vaccinated passengers are required to take a COVID test within 2 days of arrival into the UK. Unvaccinated passengers must quarantine for 8 days after arrival, then take a test, or skip the test and quarantine for a full 10 days after arrival.
The new rules will eliminate the need for any vaccinated traveler to test. For the unvaccinated, it gets rid of the self-isolation requirement. Instead, unvaccinated travelers will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test taken 2 days before arriving, as well as a test 2 days after arrival. Travelers under the age of 18 will not have to test, regardless of vaccination status.
Passenger Locator Form
All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, will still need to fill out a passenger locator form no more than 48 hours prior to entry into the United Kingdom. This form asks for vaccination status, travel details, address of where you’re staying in the UK, and confirmation of any COVID tests you are taking once in the UK.
The ease on COVID requirements will hopefully help boost the economy, according to government officials. If you are planning a trip to the United Kingdom, check out our top romantic towns to visit and castles you can actually stay in overnight!
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