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UK scraps testing for fully jabbed travellers

London, January 24

Britain on Monday announced that it will scrap Covid-19 test requirements for fully vaccinated travellers entering England from next month.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made a statement outlining the travel update, confirming that from February 11, travellers who have had both doses of a vaccine will no longer be required to take a test after arriving.

He said those who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated no longer require to do a day eight test after arrival, or self-isolate. “They will still need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form to demonstrate proof of a negative test taken two days before they travel and they must still take a post-arrival PCR test,” he said. — PTI

Belgium OKs 4th shot

Brussels: Belgium’s health ministers have approved a recommendation to use a fourth dose of Covid vaccine to better protect people with a weakened immune system. AP

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