UK government fixes date travelers won’t need COVID-19 vaccination or test before entering

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The United Kingdom (UK) says it will remove all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions in place for foreign travelers, effective Friday, March 18.

Grant Shapps, UK transport secretary, said the restrictions to be lifted includes the passenger locator form (PLF) for arrivals into the UK and all tests for passengers who do not qualify as vaccinated.

Consequently, unvaccinated passengers will no longer be required to take a pre-departure test and a second-day post-arrival test.

“The UK is leading the world in removing all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions, and today’s announcement is a testament to the hard work everyone in this country has put in place to roll out the vaccine and protect each other,” Shapps said in a statement issued yesterday.

“I said we wouldn’t keep travel measures in place for any longer than necessary, which we’re delivering on today – providing more welcome news and greater freedom for travellers ahead of the Easter holidays.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the travel sector and partners around the world to keep international travel moving.”