A BIG change to holidays is coming this week in a last-minute increase for Brits heading overseas for half time period.
All Covid tests for vaccinated holidaymakers will be scrapped from 4am on Friday, making journey a lot simpler for Brits.
Arrivals to the UK will solely must fill in a Passenger Locator Type after they enter, so long as they’re totally vaccinated.
The change will save households from forking out for lateral stream exams after they get again from a vacation.
Unvaccinated Brits will nonetheless want to indicate proof of a unfavourable Covid check taken inside 48 hours earlier than travelling, and take a PCR check after they return, in addition to full a Passenger Locator Type.
They won’t must quarantine except the results of the PCR check is constructive.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned: “From 4am on February 11, and in time for the half-term break, eligible, totally vaccinated passengers arriving within the UK will not must take a post-arrival lateral stream check.
“Which means after months of pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing, self-isolation and extra expense, all that totally vaccinaated individuals should do after they journey to the UK is to confirm their standing through Passenger Locator Type.
“We’re subsequently scrapping all journey exams for vaccinated individuals, not solely making journey a lot simpler, but additionally saving about £100 per household on visits overseas.”
The change comes on the day most children within the UK will break up for half time period – a well-liked time for households to make a journey overseas.
There’s extra excellent news for holidaymakers as an rising variety of hotspots are scrapping test requirements – that means vaccinated Brits can make a journey with no need a single Covid check.
Greece and Portugal are the latest countries to announce Brits not want a unfavourable Covid check to enter if they’re totally vaccinated.
France is expected to follow suit, as native media reported the nation will scrap the Covid check requirement “within the coming days”.
As reported in The Local, Europe Minister Clément Beaune instructed France 2 TV: “We once more required rests in December over the Omicron variant.
“Within the coming days we’ll announce that exams are not wanted for vaccinated individuals.”
Nonetheless, it isn’t all excellent news as some Brits could be banned from locations in the event that they have not had their Covid jab.
Seven European holiday hotspots have put expiration dates on vaccine certificates, so whereas some double jabbed Brits can nonetheless enter, in case your second jab was too way back, you will not be allowed in except you have had a booster.
These are the 33 countries Brits are still banned from as a consequence of Covid restrictions.
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