New travel rules in the UK mean the end of Covid tests and passenger tracking forms

All UK travel rules expired today as the government scrapped the passenger locator form and Covid testing requirements for arrivals ahead of the Easter holidays

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Britain has dropped its Covid travel rules in time for the Easter holidays

The UK’s new travel rules came into force today (18 March). remaining Covid rules lifted for travelers arriving in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

From 4am this morning, anyone entering the UK will no longer need to fill out a passenger tracing form before boarding their journey, or take Covid tests before or after their flight.

The rules apply to all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status.

The government has also shared plans to end hotel quarantine facilities from the end of March.

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The news is a huge boost for families planning Easter holidays abroad as it means less paperwork for holidaymakers – not to mention costs being kept down as there will no longer be a need for Covid testing expenses.

Then, of course, there are many holiday destinations that relax their own travel rules. France, Spain, Greece and Portugal are just some of the destinations relaxed rules in the last few weeks including pre-trip Covid testing and passenger locator forms.

The UK isn’t the first destination to lift its Covid travel rules either. It follows in the footsteps of holiday hotspots like Iceland and Mexico Travelers can visit without Covid tests or proof of vaccination.

Heathrow recently dropped its face mask mandate for passengers


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Indeed Iceland has dropped all of its Covid travel rules At the end of February, along its national rules, which gave a boost to intrepid explorers who finally wanted to tick some of them Iceland’s most beautiful places from the bucket list.

Covid testing and passenger tracing forms aren’t the only changes for UK travellers.

With face masks no longer compulsory in England and Northern Ireland, some airlines are Scrapping of face coverings on flights from the two goals.

TUI and Jet2 were among the first Waiver of face mask rules on flightswhile Heathrow Airport has too a mouthguard mandate ended before the Easter holidays.

Where can I go on holiday from the UK now?

Note, however, that these rules may differ depending on the destination you choose, as some countries require inbound and outbound travelers to wear masks on flights.

For example, face masks remain mandatory on all flights to and from the US, a mandate that applies extended until mid-April.

According to these rules, passengers must wear a face mask throughout the journey and in airports on both sides.

Do you think we should lift all Covid travel rules or do you think some restrictions should remain? Let us know in the comments below. New travel rules in the UK mean the end of Covid tests and passenger tracking forms

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