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PCR test no longer required for vaccinated travelers arriving in England

UK Traffic light system scrapped

Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides

Britain will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to undergo a PCR test prior to departure as of today.  This rule applies only to travelers to England.

According to UK authorities, fully vaccinated travelers will still need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and perform a PCR test on the second day of arrival.  However, PCR tests will eventually be replaced with the less expensive rapid test by the end of October.

For unvaccinated travelers, the current rules will still be in place.  Pre-travel PCR tests and testing on the second and 8th day of arrival are still required, as well as a 10 day isolation period, regardless of country of origin.

The "traffic light" system has been scrapped except for countries falling into the red list category.  Passengers arriving from red list countries are only allowed into the UK if they are British nationals or permanent residents and will be required to quarantine for 11 days at their own expense.


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