Boris Johnson has confirmed pre-departure travel Covid-19 tests to enter England from overseas will be scrapped from Friday. PCR test on arrival have also been replaced by lateral flow requirements.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £1 billion fund designed to support the UK hospitality sector as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 disrupts the festive season.
ABTA has joined calls for a relaxation of testing requirements for travellers to and from the UK. The body has also issued a plea for financial support as bookings slip in response to restrictions.
Hotel quarantine had been reintroduced for travellers from a number of destinations in southern Africa earlier this month in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The change means UK and Irish citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must isolate in a government-approved managed quarantine facility for ten days on arrival.
The government has confirmed all UK arrivals must once again show proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow test before they will be permitted entry. The new rules come into effect on Tuesday.
UKinbound has released stark new figures indicating that its members expect international visitors to be down 75 per cent in November and December, compared to 2019.
Boris Johnson has confirmed travellers touching down in the UK will require a PCR test on arrival. The move comes as authorities seek to contain the spread of a new Covid-19 variant, known as Omicron.
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola have been added to the travel red list for arrivals into England as fears over a new variant of Covid-19 grow.
The government has reintroduced red list restrictions on arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia with immediate effect.
The government has confirmed it will provide up to £4.3 million to fund direct flights between London and Newquay, and London and Dundee. It is hoped a flights will create hundreds of jobs.
From November 22nd, younger travellers will be treated as fully vaccinated at the border and will be exempt from self-isolation requirements on arrival, day eight testing and pre-departure testing.