Travellers that are full-vaccinated won’t need to take a day two antigen test after touching down in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.
Previously, measures to control the spread of the Omicron variant had been in place, but now these have been relaxed in the same week that “Plan B” measures come to an end.
Speaking to broadcasters while on a visit to the Academic Centre at Milton Keynes Hospital, he said: “Although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the Omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better.
“So what we’re doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated.”
There has been no update on changes to rules for unvaccinated travellers, which currently ask for a 10-day isolation period, as well as a day two and day eight test.
Currently, there are no indications as to when the relaxation of measures for vaccinated travellers will come into place. It follows the news earlier this month that pre-departure tests are also no longer required.
This Thursday (January 27) sees the domestic Covid restrictions relaxed, with an end to mask-wearing enforcement in confined spaces, the scrapping of Covid passes for large-scale events, and the ceasing of advice to work from home where possible.
Keep up to date with the latest travel rules on the Government website.