UK To Drop All Testing Requirements For International Travellers Ahead Of Easter

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by Sanjana Shenoy
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In a huge step towards normalcy, the British government is scrapping COVID-19 testing requirements. The United Kingdom is planning to drop all COVID travel restrictions from March 18 allowing all travellers to enter without a negative coronavirus test or a passenger locator form. This means that travellers arriving in the UK will no longer need negative COVID test reports if they are vaccinated.  Meanwhile, London’s Heathrow Airport had revised Covid-19 guidelines for international arrivals. According to the latest travel rules released on January 11, fully vaccinated international travellers arriving at the airport don’t need to take any Covid-19 tests. These new rules will benefit fully vaccinated Indians as well.


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Fly Directly From Chandigarh To London

The Chandigarh International Airport will start direct flight services to London. This decision came after looking at the increasing demand of people wanting to travel from Punjab to the UK. Direct flights from Chandigarh will likely run till the Heathrow Airport in London or the Birmingham airport. While the proposal has been made, the project is expected to complete by October.

UAE To UK Travel Expected To Soar During Eid Al Fitr

Travel from UAE to the UK is expected to soar during the Eid Al Fitr holidays with the relaxations. Apart from holidayers, British expatriates, who suffered several travel restrictions are hoping to get back home without too many complications this year. Also, no travellers will have to undergo self-isolation upon arrival in the UK now, unless they test COVID-19 positive.

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The Easing Of Travel Restrictions Came After The Success Of Vaccination In The UK

The statement by the UK government reads, “All testing measures for eligible fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK will be removed from 4 am on 11 February, as the government goes one step further to reopen the travel sector.” Reportedly, the UK government came to the decision of easing travel restrictions in the country after the success of COVID-19 vaccination and rollout of booster doses. Meanwhile, this Indian Family In UK Built Dream Plane In Backyard By Watching YouTube Videos.


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