Regent street in London (Photo: LC)

March 18 will be a great day for travelers to London and other major cities in the UK

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On this date, all international travelers, whether they are vaccinated or not, will be able to enter the United Kingdom without any formalities. They will no longer have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or fill out a passenger tracking form. In fact, all these measures will officially come into force at 4am on Friday 18th.

It should be noted that Northern Ireland and Wales are aligning themselves with the measures of England on the same date. Scotland will do the same on March 21.

“By being one of the first major economies to remove all COVID-19-related travel restrictions, this will be a historic moment for passengers and the travel and aviation industry,” the U.K. Department for Transport said in a statement.

In other news, most British airports have decided to drop the requirement to wear masks in their public areas. The measure comes into effect next week. A return to the world before, so to speak!

Luc Citrinot

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