On Monday, the British government announced that all measures related to coronavirus, including the requirement to test some unvaccinated travelers for COVID-19 before and after their arrival, will cease on Friday in order to make going on holiday easier for the Easter school vacation.
According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the changes will mean that the people “can travel just like in the good old days”. The people will be required to fill out the passenger locator forms with the travel details, address in the UK, and their vaccination status.
Some of the UK airlines like Virgin Atlantic and British Airways said they plan to ease mask-wearing requirement on some routes and appreciate the latest change.
The latest announcement comes amidst the rise in coronavirus infection in all four parts of the UK- England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The data shows the increase was seen for the first time since the end of January. More than 444,000 cases have been recorded in the last seven days which is 48% more than the previous week.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, “We will continue monitoring and tracking potential new variants, and keep a reserve of measures which can be rapidly deployed if needed to keep us safe”.