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England Removes COVID-19 Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

According to travel guidance from the United Kingdom, travellers arriving in England or Scotland from abroad will no longer have to take Covid-19 tests if they are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, will no longer have to take a day eight test or self-isolate.

However, unvaccinated travellers will still need pre-departure and day two tests.

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, travellers must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine and have had their final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before arrival in England.

The proof of vaccination must have been issued by either the UK vaccination programme, the United Nations vaccine programme for staff and volunteers or an overseas vaccination programme with an approved proof of vaccination for travel to the UK.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps reminded travellers that persons arriving in England and Scotland, regardless of vaccination status, will need to fill in a passenger locator form.

The changes will come into effect at 4 am on 11 February 2022.

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