Report: UK will drop all COVID-19 travel restrictions on Friday
Report: UK will drop all COVID-19 travel restrictions on Friday

Report: UK will drop all COVID-19 travel restrictions on Friday

STATE OF ICELAND, NY – A negative coronavirus test will no longer be required to enter the UK as it is set to drop all COVID-19 related travel requirements and restrictions this week, according to a report.

According to Transport Minister Grant Shapps, the new travel arrangements will take effect at 4 a.m. Friday, It was reported by USA Today.

Currently, all adults traveling from the United States who have not been fully vaccinated – after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson or two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines – must show a negative COVID-19 test taken at most two days before travel, in addition to a PCR test to be taken within the first two days of arrival.

All passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to complete a passenger search form, no more than three days before their arrival, the report says. The passenger location form will no longer be required from 4 on Friday.

“These changes are possible because of our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom for Easter,” Shapps tweeted Monday.

The United Kingdom has a vaccination rate of almost 86% among residents aged 12 and over, the reports say.

Although the country has a high vaccination rate, more than 444,000 residents in the UK have tested positive over the last seven days – a 48% increase over the week before – and COVID-19-related deaths have increased by 2%.

Hospital admissions have also increased by 17% within the last 28 days, according to the report.

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