On Monday evening, the United Kingdom travel industry was gladdened by a few travel-related promises from British prime minister Boris Johnson. During his visit to one of the town hospitals, he made a public statement that fully vaccinated travelers will no longer need PCR covid-19 tests. However, the nonvaccinated arrivals are still required to undergo a PCR test before departure and two PCR tests upon arrival followed by a 10 days self-isolation.
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 travelers, 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,” the prime minister added.
Along with scrapping the covid-19 travel test, face masks and Covid passports will no longer be mandatory