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Boris Johnson Scales Back Covid Travel Restrictions for Visitors

Under the new rules, vaccinated travelers will no longer need to take a test before traveling to England. Visitors will still need to take a test within two days of their arrival.

When the Omicron variant was first identified, we rightly introduced travel restrictions to slow its arrival in our country. But now Omicron is so prevalent, these measures are having limited impact on the growth in cases while continuing to pose significant costs to our travel industry. So I can announce it, in England from 4 a.m. on Friday, we will be scrapping the pre-departure test, which discourages many from traveling for fear of being trapped overseas and incurring significant extra expense. We will also be lifting the requirement to self-isolate on arrival until receipt of a negative PCR, returning instead to the system we had in October last year, where those arriving in England will need to take a lateral flow test no later than the end of day two and, if positive, a further PCR test to help us identify any new variants at the border.

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Boris Johnson Scales Back Covid Travel Restrictions for Visitors

By The Associated Press January 5, 2022

Under the new rules, vaccinated travelers will no longer need to take a test before traveling to England. Visitors will still need to take a test within two days of their arrival.

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