Government Testing Update

21 January 2022
Government Testing Update

It’s safe to say that we’ve all endured our fair share of rapid lateral flow and PCR tests, for travel purposes or otherwise, but it looks as though after months of wondering if it’ll ever end (let alone when), our prayers may finally be answered.

If you’re double jabbed and planning a trip during the February half term, it’s been announced that you’ll no longer need to take a test upon your return, amid reports that the government is preparing to lift all covid-9 restrictions by the end of this month.

According to the Sunday Times, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is on board (pardon the pun) with ending rigorous testing requirements for the fully vaccinated in time for the half-term break. The official announcement however is set for January 26th, the same day Boris Johnson is expected to lift the latest Plan B restrictions - including an end to face masks, the work from home rule, and self-isolation requirements likely to come to an end in March.

Not only is this promising news for the revival of the travel industry, but it will also save people hundreds of pounds on lateral flow testing costs when travelling abroad for business or leisure.


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