Airlines hail ‘landmark day’ as UK moves to scrap Covid travel testing

The decision to remove post-arrival Covid testing requirements for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in England has been welcomed by UK airlines.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced in a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon, that from 4am on February 11, eligible fully vaccinated passengers landing in the country will no longer be required to take a day two lateral flow test.

Testing centre
All photos: Heathrow Airport

Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said today was a “landmark day” for passengers and businesses.

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