No more rapid test when travelling to England

Fully vaccinated people travelling to England no longer need to do a quick corona test before they are admitted. However, it remains mandatory to undergo a PCR test at a government-designated body on the second day after arrival. The cost of this usually amounts to a small amount of 60 euros.

This obligation is expected to disappear later in October, but a cheaper rapid test will replace it. Opponents fear that this makes the country more likely to import risky virus variants.

Most vaccinated travelers dont have to quarantine since Monday. The easing in the entry policy were announced more than two weeks ago. These are possible because tens of millions of Brits have been fully vaccinated. The travel industry can also benefit.

Travellers who have not been vaccinated must be tested before departure and must be quarantined for ten days. On days two and eight after they arrive, they must be tested.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland decide on their coronavirus policies independently and sometimes have some stricter rules.