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The UK has dropped all remaining travel restrictions

Both passenger locator forms and tests for the unvaccinated have now been scrapped

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Air travel has been one of the last parts of society to still be subject to Covid measures in the UK. But finally, after two years of chopping and changing rules, the final remaining travel restrictions are set to be lifted. Both passenger locator forms and tests for unvaccinated travellers have been scrapped as of today (March 18).

It’s great news for families hoping to travel during the Easter holidays, which start at the beginning of April. Neither vaccinated nor unvaccinated travellers have to fill out the forms, and the requirement that unjabbed travellers take a test on day two after arrival will also be scrapped.

Several other countries have already begun removing their forms: Ireland no longer requires passengers to provide tracking information, while Greece and Belgium axed their equivalents earlier this month. Like the UK, Norway and Iceland no longer have any Covid restrictions for travellers at all. 

The dropping of all travel restrictions in the UK follows the government’s decision last month to end most domestic restrictions concerning working from home and mask wearing. Free mass testing is also set to end in the UK on April 1. Finally, it seems, life is returning to pretty much normal...

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