LONDON – In significant travel news, the UK Government has announced it will scrap all remaining COVID-19 travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form from Friday.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary of the UK Government commented the following on Twitter:
This is good news for the travel sector, as we can now begin to see things come back to some level of normality once again.
For travelers, the Passenger Locator Forms were one of the more complicated elements of being able to travel, especially with a £250 fine at the time if it wasn’t filled out.
As we begin to come out of this pandemic, we can probably expect other countries around the world to do the same once the virus is more contained and in control.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE #1 – easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren has commented on the latest news saying:
“This welcome move by the UK Government marks a return to truly restriction-free flying to and from the UK. We are looking forward to a busy Easter and summer and can’t wait to welcome more customers back on board.”