From 5 January, people flying from mainland China to England will be asked to take a pre-departure test before travel. A sample of people arriving in England from mainland China will be tested for COVID-19 to monitor for new variants.
All other COVID-19 travel restrictions have now been lifted in the UK. Current rules mean that no-one entering the UK is required to take tests or complete a passenger locator form.
The rules apply regardless of your age, country of origin, or vaccination status.
"This step reflects the decisions taken by the government, as set out in the Living with COVID plan, and the success of the UK’s vaccine and booster rollout, with 86% of the population having received a second dose and 67% of the population with a booster or third dose. " UK Government.
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