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The UK will stop requiring pre-testing for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 and will update its ‘red list’

Passengers arrive at the border control area at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 (Reuters/Hannah McKay/File)

The UK will simplify its restrictions on international traffic e From 4 October, it will stop requiring a coronavirus test before traveling to England for vaccinated people from low-risk countries.The British Minister of Transport announced on Friday scholarship forms.

from that date, The road sign that classifies countries according to the three risk categories is cancelled NS Only the list of countries will be kept in red, which will keep the restrictions higher.

Also in October, even if on a date to be decided, The requirement to undergo a PCR test within two days of arrival in England for immunized travelers from “safe” countries will be replaced by a cheaper antigen test..

The British government aspires with these measures to “Reduce your travel costs“While continuing to protect public health,” Shapps said.

The UK will simplify its restrictions on international mobility (EFE / EPA / ANDY RAIN)

exactly the contrary Those who have not been vaccinated will continue to pass one test in the 72 hours before departure, two PCR tests two and eight days after arrival in England and a ten-day quarantine..

European countries such as Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, which have so far been on the amber list, will be classified as low risk countries.

Compulsory quarantine for travelers from red-listed regions will also be maintained, which must stay for ten days in a government-designated hotel, costs £2,285 per person (€2,675).

Turkey, Egypt, Maldives, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are among the eight countries leaving this list until September 22..

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Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico will remain in that red category for now. Travelers who have been in these countries in the 10 days prior to their departure will only be able to enter England if they hold British citizenship or a UK residence permit.

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