FROM FRIDAY 18 MARCH AT 4AM, THE UK GOVERNMENT WILL REMOVE ALL CURRENT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN THE UK.
As announced by Transport Minister Grant Shapps, there will be no restrictions on travel in the UK.
From the beginning of the pandemic until now, protection guidelines have been followed to prevent Covid-19 infections, but from Friday it will no longer be necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) neither the presentation of an antigen test or a negative coronavirus PCR test. Passengers who are not completely vaccinated Passengers who are not completely vaccinated against the virus will also be able to travel without any problems, and it will not be necessary to take the COVID-19 test from the second day of their stay in the country.
Masks will no longer be compulsory from 16 March 2022 in some companies, such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow airport. Although workers of some of the airlines will use measures such as face masks, they will not be able to wear them, it is not known at this stage what virus safety policies will be used at Heathrow Airport and Virgin Atlantic.
In the UK is not obligatory to wear a facemask on flights and is the first country to do away with facemasks on flights, as the small airline Jet2 did at the beginning of March. But British Airways is going to be the first global airline to remove all coronavirus-related restrictions.
It is true that the mandatory use of face masks will be implemented on flights if the destination in question requires it. Some countries still have travel or land restrictions, so travellers will need to wear a face mask throughout their stay in the country, as well as when entering and leaving it. In some countries, for example the United States, the facemask will only be required on the outbound and inbound flight, according to the current US transport regulations in force until 18 April 2022.