The NEW travel rules in place from today will make these half-term holidays that much easier.
Britons traveling abroad with teenagers will now be able to get Covid cards for countries that require proof of vaccinations.
Previously, children aged 12 to 15 who had received two doses of the injection were unable to use the NHS app – meaning they could not get a Covid-19 card to travel digitally.
Instead, parents must call the NHS 119 helpline or online to request an NHS Covid Pass under 16 letter, with families were forced to cancel their boarding houses because of the restrictive rules.
However, from today, teenagers will be able to download their card through the NHS app or website.
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Many travel rules will also be repealed later this month – from February 11, all Covid tests for vaccinated holidaymakers will be removed.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has previously said that arrivals will only need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form upon entry into the UK, provided they already have both points.
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.
Travelers will still have to check travel regulations for other countries, many of which have restrictions on arrivals.
Spain introduced new rules this week which mean everyone who arrives over 12 years old must be vaccinatedwith proof of reinstatement is no longer admissible.
Incoming goods must also be fortified, or their second hit less than nine months ago to be accepted.
And New York introduced new restrictions last week, which means Anyone over the age of five must be fully immunized to visit restaurants and tourist attractions.
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