To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a date for when mandatory PCR tests for foreign travel will be stopped.
26 October 2021
We keep our travel testing regime under constant review to ensure it provides adequate protection against risks at the border. From 24 October, fully vaccinated passengers and most aged under 18 years old arriving in England from countries not on the ‘red list’ can take a lateral flow test, instead of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, on or before day two of their arrival into the United Kingdom. These tests can be booked from 22 October. A date for when mandatory PCR tests for arrivals from ‘red list’ countries will be stopped is not yet available.