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UK Lifts Testing Requirement for Vaccinated Travellers & Abolishes Quarantine Rule for Unvaccinated Ones

Citizens of European countries who have been fully vaccinated will be eligible to travel to the UK without being subject to additional rules such as testing requirements after entry requirements were scrapped on February 11, according to a government announcement.

Authorities in the UK have decided to ease entry rules for travelers from other countries as the government attempts to reopen the travel sector, TheSchengen.com reports.

Under the new rules that will come into effect from February 11, vaccinated travelers from other countries will only need to fill out a placement form when entering Britain.

In addition, from February 11, all people who have not completed their immunization against the virus will only be required to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before the second day after they arrive in Britain and fill out the passenger. specific shape.

This decision means that the United Kingdom has become among the first countries in Western Europe to lift the quarantine requirement for arrivals from other regions.

The government has stressed that the success of the vaccine launch and booster in the UK has helped reduce travel restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

These changes are intended to make the travel process easier for passengers and prevent another devastating situation in the travel industry as a result of the coronavirus.

The government has announced that children aged 12-15 in England will be eligible to show proof of vaccination status or proof of previous infection with an NHS COVID Pass from 3 February for travel abroad.

In this regard, Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps stressed, “We’ve made the right calls at the right time, and thanks to the launch of our vaccine and booster, it is paying off – allowing us to safely remove nearly all COVID-19 travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers.” “

“We already have one of the most open economies in Europe with the least restrictions, and because of the changes today, we now have a travel sector to match,” Shapps noted.

Health and Social Care Minister Sajid Javid stressed that the UK has entered a new chapter in the fight against the Corona virus, and that the country is taking a balanced approach as citizens learn to live with the virus.

“Thanks to the success of the vaccination programme, now is the time to take that extra step toward opening up international travel again,” Javid noted.

Based on figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 15,859,290 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK since the start of the pandemic, while 153,862 people have died during the same period.

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