Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 28/05/2022 07:38 
24.01.2022 20:27 News >> England To Scrap Tests For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

England To Scrap Tests For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Government confirms end to arrival tests as omicron cases recede.

Double vaccinated travelers arriving in England will no longer be required to take PCR and lateral flow tests, the government confirmed on Monday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement during a visit to a hospital in the town of Milton Keynes after calls from airline companies to end omicron-related travel restrictions.
"We have, thanks to the tough decisions, the big calls that we made the most open economy and society in Europe. And although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better," Johnson said.
"So what we're doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travelers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated," the prime minister added.
In addition to the scrapping of travel tests, COVID passports and the wearing of face masks will also no longer be made mandatory and people will be allowed to return to work in their respective offices.
EasyJet, one of the UK's largest airline and tour operating companies, welcomed the announcement by the government.
"We welcome this news knowing that millions of our customers will also be delighted to see the return of restriction-free travel in the UK. We now look ahead to what we believe will be a strong summer," said Johan Lundgren, the chief executive of the company.
"We believe testing for travel should now firmly become a thing of the past. It is clear travel restrictions did not materially slow the spread of omicron in the UK and so it is important that there are no more knee-jerk reactions to future variants," Lundgren added.
The new rule is thought to be implemented during the one-week holiday in February.
Currently, unvaccinated arrivals are required to take a pre-departure test as well as two post-arrival PCR tests. They must also self-isolate for 10 days.
Last week, the government put an end to its "Plan B" restrictions that saw the re-imposition of face mask mandates and work-from-home rules, citing the decline in omicron cases. -



        Latest News
Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing - May 28, 2022 -16 minutes ago...
Daily briefing on latest developments in Turkiye and around the world.
African Journalists Closely Follow Turkish Media Outlets 14 minutes ago...
2 day Turkiye Africa Media Summit was recently organized by Communications Directorate in Istanbul.
8Th Mercy To Universe Film Festival Set For November 14 minutes ago...
International festival in Istanbul will highlight aspects of life of Prophet Muhammad.
Palestinian Official Heads To Egypt To Discuss Gaza Reconstruction 14 minutes ago...
Essam al Dalis holds top government position in the Gaza Strip.
Turkish Cuisine Promoted In Irish Capital -16 minutes ago...
Event in Dublin held as part of May 21 27 Turkish Cuisine Week.

 
      Top News
US Stocks Open Friday With Gains US Stocks Open Friday With Gains
UK Wants To Include Ukraine In 'European Commonwealth': Report UK Wants To Include Ukraine In 'European Commonwealth': Report
Germany's Zigzags On Ukraine Policy Spark Criticism Germany's Zigzags On Ukraine Policy Spark Criticism
Will Mohamed Bin Zayed's Objectives Come True In The New Era? Will Mohamed Bin Zayed's Objectives Come True In The New Era?
TRT's 'Humanitarian Film Festival' Opens In Istanbul TRT's 'Humanitarian Film Festival' Opens In Istanbul
Czech Forward Schick Extends Deal With Bayer Leverkusen Until 2027 Czech Forward Schick Extends Deal With Bayer Leverkusen Until 2027
Iraqi Parliament Approves Bill Banning Ties With Israel Iraqi Parliament Approves Bill Banning Ties With Israel
No Compromise On 'Sacred' Sovereignty, Says Philippines' President-Elect No Compromise On 'Sacred' Sovereignty, Says Philippines' President-Elect
Turkiye And Tatarstan To Support Small And Medium Businesses Turkiye And Tatarstan To Support Small And Medium Businesses
Oil Prices Up With Tight Global Supply Oil Prices Up With Tight Global Supply