Double vaccinated travellers will be able to enter England without COVID 19 test as of February 11th. This was announced by Transport Minister Grant Shapps on Monday. (Reuters)
Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of airline industry body Airlines U.K., said it was “a landmark day.”
He added: “Nearly two years since the initial COVID restrictions were introduced, today’s announcement brings international travel towards near-normality for the fully vaccinated, and at last into line with hospitality and the domestic economy.”(CTV NEWS)
This great news for travellers worldwide as other countries may start to ease their travel restrictions.
The unvaccinated have not been forgotten in the new measures announced in the UK on Monday. It was also announced that the unvaccinated will have to take coronavirus tests before and after travelling to Britain but will no longer face quarantine.
Heathrow International Airport had 80 million annual passengers in 2018. 94% or 75.3 million were international passengers.
Let’s look forward to more good news for travellers this year.