NEW travel rules will be enforced from tomorrow which will make family vacations abroad much easier.
Earlier this month, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that teenagers will be able to get a Covid card for holidays abroad.
Family complains they were forced to cancel their vacation because of restrictions on Covid-19 passports for children.
As it stands, children aged 12 to 16 who have had two doses of the injection cannot use the NHS app – meaning they cannot get a Covid-19 card for digital travel.
Instead, parents must call the NHS 119 helpline or online to request an NHS Covid Pass letter for children under 16 entering countries including Spain, Italy and France without any any quarantine or self-inspection rules upon landing.
But from tomorrow, teenagers will be able to load their cards through the NHS app or website.
It will make it easier for young people to travel to countries that require Covid certification.
The government website states: “Children aged 12-15 in the UK will be able to demonstrate immunization status or proof of previous infection through a digital NHS COVID Pass from 3 February to traveling abroad, making it easier for children and families to travel to countries where proof of vaccinations or previous infections is required to gain entry, avoid isolation, or access locations or service.
“It will also allow families to plan vacations for half of february with greater confidence, as parents can rest assured, they will quickly be able to demonstrate their child’s immunization status or proof of previous infection to travel abroad and meet their requirements. different countries easier. “
Many travel rules will also be repealed later this month.
From February 11, year all Covid tests for vaccinated holidaymakers will be removed.
Shapps says arrivals will only need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form upon entry into the UK, provided they’ve been on both occasions.
He said: “From 4am on 11 February, and in time for the halftime break, eligible, fully vaccinated passengers arriving in the UK will no longer have to take a stream test after arrival. .
“That means after months of pre-departure checks, post-arrival checks, self-isolation and additional costs, all the fully vaccinated people will have to do when they arrive in the UK. UK is to verify their status through the Passenger Locator Form.
“We are therefore eliminating all travel tests for vaccinated peopleNot only does it make commuting much easier, but it also saves around £100 per family when traveling abroad. “
Unvaccinated Britons will have to take pre-departure tests and post-arrival PCR tests, but will no longer need to be isolated or have another test on day eight.
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