Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that the complicated and lengthy UK Passenger Locator Form will be ditched from 4am tomorrow and replaced with a simplified version.
At the same time, the Day 2 COVID test for fully vaccinated arrivals will be scrapped, saving a family of four returning from a half-term holiday at least £50.
Those who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will still need to take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day 2 after they arrive in the UK.
In a tweet, Mr Shapps said: “After nearly two years of necessary but complex travel arrangements, these changes will make it cheaper and easier for families to travel.”
All passengers will still need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), but this will be simplified. At the moment, the PLF is quite lengthy and complicated, requiring passengers to provide their flight details, where they’ve been and where they intend to stay in the UK.
They also have to provide their passport details and a code for any mandatory pre-booked COVID tests to be taken on arrival, plus a photograph of their vaccination QR code.
In his tweet, Mr Shapps said the UK would become ‘one of the most open countries in the world’.
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