The UK Will Cancel All Covid-19 Restrictions by the End of the Week

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The UK is canceling all COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers from 04:00 local time on Friday, March 18.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, “I said we wouldn’t keep travel measures in place for any longer than necessary, which we’re delivering on today, providing more welcome news and greater freedom for travelers ahead of the Easter holidays. I look forward to continuing to work with the travel sector and partners around the world to keep international travel moving.”

The decision brings the UK into line with ten European nations, which have also removed all travel restrictions and follows a call by airline trade group IATA for governments to lift COVID-related travel restrictions.