UK Removes COVID Restrictions for Eligible Vaccinated Arrivals

uk removes covid travel restrictions

All COVID-19 testing measures for eligible fully vaccinated travelers arriving to the UK will be removed starting February 11, 2022.

In an announcement made on Monday, UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that from 4 am local time on February 11, travelers who have received both doses of a COVID vaccine will no longer be required to take a PCR test within two days of arriving in England.

According to Shapps, the changes have been made possible by the success of UK's vaccine and booster rollout. However, the country will continue to allow entry to unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers. These passengers will only need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day two after arriving to England. All international arrivals will still need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

Shapps added: "This final step in our stable and safe full return to international travel is a major boost for UK tourism, setting Britain free ahead of the crucial half term and spring holiday season."

The UK will recognize vaccine certificates from 16 more countries and territories at the border, including China and Mexico, bringing the total list to over 180 countries and territories worldwide. Click here for the full list of eligible countries and territories.

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