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Travel: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4624, tabled on 1 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce pre-departure COVID-19 tests for those travelling to the UK.

Answered on

16 December 2021

Following a review of the spread of the Omicron variant of concern, from 7 December 2021 all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to take a pre-departure test two days before their departure to England. This supports our existing measures to protect the United Kingdom against further importation of cases.