Thursday, October 28

The UK will stop requiring a pre-travel COVID test for vaccinated people

The United Kingdom will simplify its restrictions on international mobility and will stop requiring a coronavirus test prior to travel to England for vaccinated people from low-risk countries, as announced on Friday by the British Transport Minister, Grant Shapps.

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As of October 4, the travel traffic light that classified countries according to three risk categories will be abolished and only a list of countries in red will remain, for which the limitations will continue to be higher.

The British government aims with these measures to “reduce the cost of travel” while continuing to protect public health, Shapps said.