(READ) UK scraps Covid travel testing for fully-vaccinated arrivals

The following is an excerpt from Yahoo! News

Covid testing for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England will be scrapped, Boris Johnson has announced.

Confirming the move, the transport secretary told the House of Commons that post-arrival lateral flow tests would no longer be required from 4am on 11 February.

Speaking during a visit to the Academic Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital, Johnson said:

“We have, thanks to the tough decisions, the big calls that we made… the most open economy and society in Europe.

“And although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the Omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better.

“So what we’re doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated.”

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom

The changes, which will be brought in in time for February half term, will be seen as a major boost for travel firms and families planning an overseas trip. (continued)

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4 thoughts on “(READ) UK scraps Covid travel testing for fully-vaccinated arrivals”

  1. Even though the vaccinated are as likely to test positive for Covid as the unvaccinated. Is this really progress?

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