Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to take a Covid-19 test as part of their travel arrangements under newly relaxed travel rules.

International travellers who have had two doses of an approved vaccine, and those aged under-18, no longer require a rapid lateral flow test when arriving back in the UK.

The requirement for unvaccinated travellers to self-isolate on arrival has also been dropped. However, those who are not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken 2 days before departure, and take a PCR test within 2 days of their return. This must be booked before travelling to the UK and bought privately from a Government approved list of providers. If this is positive, they will need to self-isolate.

All arrivals must continue to fill in the passenger locator form. 

Travellers are advised to check GOV.UK for the latest travel guidance before, during and after travel to keep up to date with entry requirements and ensure compliance with the latest Covid-19 regulations for the country being visited. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "These changes are an added incentive for people who are looking to travel abroad, particularly as we approach the February half-term holidays, to make sure they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

“Nearly 170,000 people in Wolverhampton have received their first and second doses of the vaccine meaning that, if they want or need to travel internationally, they are able to do so without the added expense of pre-departure and post-arrival tests.

“We have many walk-in vaccination clinics operating across the city and it is never too late to come forward your for first, second or booster dose of the vaccine”. 

For a full list of local vaccination centres, please visit NHS. To book an appointment in advance, please visit NHS or call 119.