Relief As Covid Travel Restrictions Eased To UK

People travelling from Spain to England will no longer be required to take a COVID test on arrival, the UK Prime Minister has confirmed.

The day 2 tests – which currently have to be taken within 48 hours of touching down in the UK – are set to be scrapped from 11 February in the latest easing of travel restrictions.

It follows the end of pre-departure tests earlier this month, and the relaxation of post-arrival tests from PCR to antigen ones.

The British Embassy´s facebook page confirmed that the measures will “remove ALL testing measures for eligible fully vaccinated arrivals to England from 04:00 (GMT) on 11 February, which is good news for those of you travelling to visit friends or family. Arrivals in England who aren’t fully vaccinated will still need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2 after arriving in England”.
All passengers still need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.
The CEO of EasyJet, Johan Lundgren said, “We welcome this news knowing that millions of our customers will also be delighted to see the return of restriction-free travel in the UK. We now look ahead to what we believe will be a strong summer.

“We believe testing for travel should now firmly become a thing of the past,” he added. “It is clear travel restrictions did not materially slow the spread of Omicron in the UK and so it is important that there are no more knee jerk reactions to future variants.”

Travellers arriving to Spain from the UK still need to be fully vaccinated unless they are Spanish or EU citizens and their family members or officially resident in Spain.



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