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UK announced to lift all travel restrictions after nearly 2 years of closure

From 4am on March 18 (local time, ie 11am Vietnam time), travelers to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will no longer have to fill out passenger locator information forms. People who have not been vaccinated COVID-19 will not have to be tested before and after arriving in the UK.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes to the rules were due to the UK’s vaccination programme, and that people would have a “freer Easter”.

He emphasized, Britain is leading the world in remove all restrictions travel to the COVID-19 room.

As one of the countries that applied the strictest international travel restrictions in Europe at the height of the COVID-19 epidemic, the UK is now more open than many other European countries and the US, where some restrictions still apply, including the requirement to present a vaccination certificate.

British Airways UK CEO Tim Alderslade said that the UK is the first major aviation market to announce the complete lifting of all travel regulations to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic. The decision means “British tourism is back” and travelers returning to the UK no longer have to “headaches” to fill out unnecessary forms and tests.

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The UK is leading the world in lifting all COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Photo: AP)

He emphasized: “We can now expect a return to pre-pandemic normal through travel experiences“.

According to the UK Department for Transport, the country will maintain contingency measures to deal with worrying variations, but these will not include the requirement to isolate at hotels and the Government advocates applying. “the least stringent measures possible.”

British tour operators have long expected the requirement to fill out geolocation forms soon, so lifting all restrictions, including for unvaccinated travelers, would be dynamic. driving force for tourism.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive officer of UKHospitality, which represents UK travel businesses, said the lifting of restrictions would really boost consumer confidence and be “a clear signal that the UK is going to be in the UK”. is open to international visitors”.

Heathrow Airport and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic on March 14 announced plans to gradually phase out the mask wearing requirement for passengers.

Heathrow Airport said it will end the mandatory mask wearing rule from March 16. Meanwhile, according to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, from March 16, passengers will only have to wear masks when traveling on flights to or from countries that apply mask wearing regulations.

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