The UK government will remove all remaining Covid restrictions on overseas travel for all passengers.
The transport secretary Grant Shapps announced, all Covid-19 travel restrictions to be removed as of Friday.
Including the passenger locator form for arrivals into the UK. Along with this, all the tests for travelers who do not qualify as vaccinated will be lifted at 4 a.m. on Friday, according to the Xinhua news agency.
As a result, for the first time since the pandemic began in early 2020, tourists will be able to enter the UK without restriction.
Only persons who have been fully vaccinated are currently allowed to enter the nation without having to undergo any testing. They must, however, complete a passenger locator form within 72 hours of their departure.
Karen Dee, CEO of the Airport Operators Association, welcomed stating, “A return to restriction-free travel is wonderful news for passengers. It should allow aviation to take important strides toward recovery,” the report says.
Coronavirus infections are rising in all four UK regions for the first time since the end of January. According to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Additionally, Scotland already reporting record-high infection data.
“It’s unfortunate that Grant Shapps is suggesting it’s safe when we hit record levels of Covid,” Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College London, told Sky News.
Over the last seven days, the UK added 444,201 Covid-19 cases and 726 deaths, according to official figures.
The total number of cases in the country was 19,845,016, with 163,545 deaths as of Tuesday.
Over 91 percent of people aged 12 and over received their first dose of vaccine, with over 85 percent receiving a second dose and 67 percent receiving booster doses.