All Covid restrictions were dropped at 4 am this morning.
Announcing the lifting of all travel restrictions, the UK Government advised that it was one of the first major economies to remove all its remaining coronavirus travel restrictions.
British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Monday, the decision was a “landmark moment for passengers and the travel and aviation sector.” Shapps added, “These changes are possible due to our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom in time for Easter.”
According to Skift, the removal of the measures took effect at 4 am on Friday and includes the removal of the requirement to fill out a passenger locator form for arrivals into the UK and all tests for passengers who do not qualify as vaccinated.
As a result, unvaccinated passengers will not need to take a pre-departure or day-two post-arrival tests.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said, As we learn to live with COVID-19, we’re taking further steps to open up international travel once again ahead of the Easter holidays.
We will continue monitoring and tracking potential new variants and keep a reserve of measures that can be rapidly deployed if needed to keep us safe.