Testing requirements have changed for passengers arriving in England

From the 11th of February 2022, fully vaccinated travellers arriving into England are no longer required to conduct any COVID testing. Boris Johnson announced on the 24th of January 2022 that the lateral flow tests required on or before day two of arriving in England would be scrapped. This follows previous changes in which pre-departure tests were removed for England arrivals from the 7th of January 2022.

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps then confirmed the testing requirements when addressing the House of Commons later that day. Shapps, also confirmed that rules have also been eased for unvaccinated travellers, who will no longer have to take a day eight test, unvaccinated travels will still require a pre-departure and day two test. 

You can read the full guidance on arrivals into England here.


During his announcement, Boris Johnson stated ‘the further relaxation of the travel rules was designed to show that the country was open to travellers and business.’

We at Wayte Travel are delighted with the news of the removal of testing requirements for arrivals into England. This will further grow consumer confidence in the travel industry and vastly reduces the financial impacts of COVID-19 when travelling.

The changes in testing requirements also follows the announcement of the return to ‘Plan A’ in England, which includes the removal of ‘work from home guidance’. In preparation for the expected increase in demand for business travel services, Wayte Travel are delighted to announce the growth of the team, read Managing Director, Chris Morris and Sales Director, Garry Lloyd’s thoughts on the growth of the business here.

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