Announcing the changes, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “This country is open for business, people arriving no longer have to take tests if they’ve been double vaccinated.”
The new rule came into effect at 4am on Friday, February 11th.
The UK had already scrapped the requirement for pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated arrivals, so this change means that no tests at all are required for fully vaccinated arrivals.
The Passenger Locator Form is still required, and must be completed before boarding transport to the UK, but passengers can upload proof of their vaccination status instead of a Day 2 test booking reference.
The UK does not require a booster shot in order to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’.
Travellers who are not fully vaccinated still require a pre-departure test and a Day 2 test, but will no longer have to quarantine on arrival or take a second PCR test after arriving.
Under 18s do not require any tests.
Funny how these policies aren’t getting much serious airtime or debate in the European press
Now France needs to follow suit
The EU has completely ignored how well England and devolved nations have fared whilst removing restrictions. While in Germany could not imagine granting freedoms back to the people. And despite numbers the overloards are adamant its either worse or about to get worse.
Looks like this text part is from previous regulation version, so should be amended.
“However it is still mandatory to pay a private company for a Day 2 test, which is taken on or before the second day or your stay in the UK. Under current rules the Day 2 test can be an antigen test rather than the more expensive PCR tests, and arrivals do not have to quarantine while awaiting the results.”
The new rules don’t come into force until Feb 11 so the article is stating what is currently in force.
This will be scrapped from feb 11th or 12th for all vaccinated people.
Unvaccinated are still required to book day 2 and day 8 tests. And isolation for 10 days. To be shortened to 5 with the purchase of an extra test.and entry into a government scheme.
The UK also added that it will be scaling down travel restrictions for unvaccinated arrivals. From February 11, 2022, those who are not fully vaccinated, will only need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before the second day after they arrive in the United Kingdom, and fill out the PLF. Only those testing positive will have to self isolate.
But then here in Germany I think you have to consider the death rate compared to the UK.
Find more statistics at Statista
We have nothing to shout about.
In fact in the UK the number of covid deaths is nearly double that of Germany per million inhabitants. I feel much safer over here.