The British government has relaxed the corona rules for vaccinated people when traveling to England. Those who are fully vaccinated will therefore no longer have to present evidence of a negative test when entering the largest part of the UK from October 4th.
The previously necessary PCR test on the second day after arrival should also be able to be replaced by an antigen test from the end of October, Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced on Friday.
However, the new regulation only applies to trips from countries that did not fall under the red category in the British government’s previous traffic light system. The categories green and orange, under which all EU countries have so far been listed, are also to be combined into one.
British Airways boss calls for even more easing
Anyone who has been injected with one of the preparations approved in the United Kingdom in Great Britain, the EU, the USA and a number of other countries is considered to have been vaccinated. Travelers on the red list must remain in hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Shapps spoke of a “boost for the travel industry”. The tourism industry had complained several times in the past few months about the very expensive test regulations for travelers. British Airways boss Sean Doyle welcomed the move, but urged the government to go further and abolish all mandatory tests for vaccinated travelers.
The new rules initially only apply to England. The governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland decide independently about their corona measures. (SDA)