Good news! The UK will be ending their COVID-19 testing requirements for fully-vaccinated visitors beginning on Feb. 11, 2022. The vaccination requirement is for adults over the age of 18 — all children will also be allowed without testing, regardless of vaccination status.
“The framework set out today is intended to be one that will last,” the U.K. Department for Transport said, according to Travel Weekly. “It aims to provide stability for travelers and the travel industry throughout 2022, ensuring the U.K. remains one of the best places in the world to do business.”
Currently, vaccinated travelers are allowed to the United Kingdom as long as they take a test within two days of arrival. Unvaccinated travelers also need to complete a mandatory 10-day quarantine. The new rules will allow unvaccinated travelers to enter if they show a negative COVID-19 test prior to their trip as well as a PCR test within two days of their arrival in the country.
Those travelers will then have to complete the 10-day quarantine if their test comes back positive, but they will be allowed to stay in the country.