Though domestic rules for Covid have been removed across England, what has remained are the last few rules for travelling. These included the requirement to fill out a passenger locater form, and the need for unvaccinated travellers to take tests upon arrival.
From this week, however, these will be a thing of the past, as the UK will scrap these measures from the end of this week. This was announced earlier in the week (March 14) by Transport Grant Sharps, and the rulings came into effect on March 18.
He said: “All remaining Covid travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, will be stood down for travel to the UK from 4am on 18 March.
“These changes are possible due to our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom in time for Easter.”
Passenger locater forms will be removed, with the previous rules stating that details must be filled out within 72-hours of arriving to the UK. Multiple countries across Europe, such as Greece and Belgium, have scrapped this requirement. The form asked travellers to provide details including flight numbers, phone numbers and address.
While vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take Covid tests (as of last month) on arrival, those who haven’t had the vaccine are still asked to take a rapid pre-departure test and a PCR test on day two. This rule, however, is also to be scrapped this week.
As always, be sure to check for any Covid rules where you are travelling, as they may differ to the requirements in the UK.