Coronavirus restrictions are being eased for travellers returning to the UK, in a bid to reduce the cost and administration of jetting abroad this
Coronavirus restrictions are being eased for travellers returning to the UK, in a bid to reduce the cost and administration of jetting abroad this Spring. Later this week, fully-vaccinated travellers will not have to take any Covid tests before returning to the UK. What are the new coronavirus travel restrictions for the UK in full?
Covid rules for travellers arriving in the UK are changing as of this week, just in time for half term.
You will still need to make sure you’ve checked the rules of the destination you’re heading to, as every country has its own set of restrictions for travellers arriving there.
However upon your return to the UK, fully-vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take a coronavirus test before coming home.
The new rules come into effect from 4am on Friday, February 11.
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What do the updated Covid travel rules mean for under-18s?
In addition to updates to the UK’s entry requirements, children aged 12 to 15 will now be able to use the NHS Covid pass.
This means older children can input details of their vaccinations or prior infections and use the pass to get into venues in destinations where such proof is needed for entry.
For coming back to the UK, all under-18s count as fully-vaccinated travellers regardless of their vaccination status.
This means they do not need to take a pre-departure test or a day two PCR, and only need to complete a passenger locator form.