In a week, fully vaccinated tourists from countries with a low level of epidemiological danger will be able to enter the UK without passing expensive PCR tests, a government statement reads, according to Reuters.
"Taking away expensive mandatory PCR testing will boost the travel industry and is a major step forward in normalising international travel and encouraging people to book holidays with confidence," said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.
The government said that from October 24, when school holidays begin in most parts of the country, fully vaccinated passengers arriving from countries not included in the red list can undergo a rapid test for a Covid-19 antigen on the second day or earlier instead of a laboratory PCR test.
Immunochromatographic analysis by the method of "side stream" is cheaper and gives a faster result.
As it was reported earlier, France has tightened the entry rules for Ukrainians on October 11. Ukrainians who have completed a full course of vaccination with Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, R-Pharm will be allowed into the country.