(Bloomberg) – The UK Government relaxed coronavirus testing requirements for fully vaccinated people arriving in England, removing a major barrier to travel and boosting airlines and tourism businesses.
Travelers who have already completed their vaccination and flying from countries that are not high-risk will be exempt from a pre-departure test, while detection after arrival will be done through rapid tests, according to a statement from this Friday.
The so-called traffic light system used to rank countries will be replaced by a single “red list” for places where infection rates are high and by simpler measures for the rest of the world, Transportation Secretary Grant said. Shapps.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced months of pressure to ease border measures blamed for the moderate recovery in travel demand. Industry bosses have said that required PCR testing at arrivals, even from less risky locations, has acted as a brake on bookings due to the complexity to organize and the costs involved.
The elimination of pre-departure tests and the simplification of the traffic light will take effect from October 4, rapid tests from the end of the month, the Department of Transportation said.
Nota Original:U.K. Eases Tests for Vaccinated Arrivals in Boost to Travel (2)
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