Getting into Britain will soon be much easier for travelers. The region is set to drop Britain’s COVID-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated travelers by the end of January, according to The Times. The official announcement is set for January 26.
With the Omicron surge, the region strengthened restrictions to contain the virus. However, now that daily infections are rapidly declining, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to end almost all pandemic restrictions like the work from home guidance and vaccine passports used for nightclubs and events with large crowds. The UK reported 108,069 new positive cases on Wednesday, compared to the 218,724 reported two weeks prior. The requirement for face masks on public transportation is expected to stay in place until at least the end of cold and flu season. However, many UK officials worry that removing these restrictions may set Britain up for another Omicron surge.