UK government drops testing requirements against vaccinated travellers

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 24 January 2022

The United Kingdom government has confirmed that it will be scrapping all Covid-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travellers. This means that fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to do a lateral flow test after arriving in the UK.

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Boris Johnson commented on the move toward making it easier to enter the UK: ‘Thanks to the tough decisions – I think people will agree we got the big calls right – we are now moving through the Omicron wave. So what we’re doing on travel to show this country is open for business, people arriving no longer have to take tests if they’ve been double vaccinated.’

This comes after Johnson faced a little heat for attending a social party in May 2020 – when the pandemic was in full swing – for what he claimed was a ‘necessary work function.’

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The following vaccines are approved by the UK government: Covaxin, Moderna, Janssen (single-dose vaccine), Novavax, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Your final dose must be at least 14 days before arriving in the UK. Formulations of these vaccines such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda are also approved.

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