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The United Kingdom has announced that effective from Friday, March 18, 2022, travellers will no longer be required to show negative COVID-19 tests, proof of vaccination or quarantine upon entering the country.

This advisory is contained in the ‘Travel Abroad’ guide published on the UK government website.

It said the rule also applies to persons travelling to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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“If you will arrive in England from abroad after 4 am, Friday 18 March, you do NOT need to: take any COVID-19 tests – before you travel or after you arrive; fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel.

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“This will apply whether you are vaccinated or not.

“You also will not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules,” the new guideline reads.

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