Boris Johnson to scrap Covid tests for vaccinated travellers


Boris Johnson has scrapped Covid tests for vaccinated travellers to the UK.

The prime minister said changes to testing rules for international travellers who are fully vaccinated will be made given that Britain is “moving through the Omicron wave”.

Speaking to broadcasters during a visit to the Academic Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital, he said: “We have, thanks to the tough decisions, the big calls that we made… the most open economy and society in Europe.

“And although we have to be cautious, we are now moving through the Omicron wave, and you can see the figures are starting to get better.

“So what we’re doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated.”