UK scraps pre-departure COVID test and isolation requirements for vaccinated travelers


The United Kingdom says from tomorrow (Friday), it will no longer require vaccinated travelers to take COVID tests before boarding flights to the country.

Boris Johnson, UK prime minister, disclosed this while speaking to parliament yesterday.

According to him, the country decided to remove the extra testing requirement because the Omicron COVID variant is now “so prevalent, these measures have a limited impact on the growth in cases while continuing to pose significant cost to our travel industry”.

“I can announce that in England, from 4 am (0400 GMT) on Friday, we will be scrapping the pre-departure test, which discourages many from travelling for fear of being trapped overseas and incurring significant extra expense,” Johnson told parliament.

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