Holidays to become easier as UK scraps all Covid travel restrictions HEALTH POLITICS CORONAVIRUS Monday 14 March 2022, 5:12pm Going on holiday from the UK to a foreign country will become a lot easier from Friday, as the government prepares to scrap all the remaining coronavirus travel restrictions.
From 4am on Friday (March 18) the law on filling out passenger locator forms for those arriving in the UK will be lifted, as will all testing testing requirements for those arriving into the country. The changes apply to unvaccinated people as well as those who have been inoculated.
It means there will soon be no Covid-19 legislation in place in the UK for the first time since the first lockdown back in March 2020 - Scotland will relax its final law of wearing face masks from March 21. However, anyone travelling abroad from the UK will still have to comply with the coronavirus measures in place in their destination.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he was able to make the change because of the UK's low Covid-19 death rate and very high vaccination levels. He said: "These changes are possible due to our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom in time for Easter."