Government removes travel restrictions

The Government has announced the relaxation of travel restrictions on people arriving into England.

From 11 February 2022: 

  • People who are fully vaccinated will be able to enter the country without undertaking a pre-departure test or a Day 2 test once in England 
  • People who are not vaccinated will be able to enter England if they have a pre-departure test and have a Day 2 PCR test. They will still need to fill out a passenger locator form to be able to prove that they have done this. 
  • People under the age of 18 will be treated as being fully vaccinated. 

Members based at airport locations are advised to review risk assessments again as there will not be the reassurance of PCR tests to make sure staff are protected. 

Also, from 3 February 2022, 12 to 15-year-olds in England will be able to prove their vaccination status via the digital NHS pass for international outbound travel. 

Members can email [email protected] with any questions.