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Travel to England has become much easier with the country lifting its pre-testing requirement for vaccinated travelers.
Beginning January 7, vaccinated individuals and those under the age of 18 will no longer have to show proof of a negative COVID test prior to arrival – and will no longer have to quarantine.
From 4am, 7 Jan, eligible fully vaccinated people travelling to England won't have to take a pre-departure test or self-isolate on arrival.
From 9 Jan, LFT tests will replace PCRs for day 2 testing.
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Incoming travelers will still need to submit a negative test taken within two days of their arrival. However, a rapid antigen Lateral Flow Test is now acceptable. If that test is positive, they will need to take a PCR test in order to identify any potential new variants arriving at the border.
Testing and quarantine rules will remain in place for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers over the age of 18.