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Everyone aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or lateral flow test taken within 24 hours before their departure from the UK. Children aged 12+ mirror the vaccination status of the adults they are with, and younger children are exempt from restrictions. In a statement released today, the Spanish government announced that the change will take effect from midnight on Monday 14 February. Grant Shapps MP, the British transport secretary, has tweeted that the change will come into force at 11pm UK time on Sunday 13 February.

The only remaining requirement is that they will need to take a pre-booked lateral flow test from an approved provider before the end of Day 2 of their arrival. If this test is positive, they will be offered a free confirmatory PCR test. The move means the Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin vaccines will be added to its list of approved vaccines for inbound travel to the UK. The government says this will be of particular benefit to people travelling from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and India.

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On arrival, they may need to stay at one of the government isolation facilities for up to 48 hours before being released from quarantine. This compares to an off-peak cost of £10.70 when travelling from Paddington to Heathrow on the Elizabeth Line and £12.70 during peak times. The project, which has cost over £19 billion and is several years behind schedule, will offer a third major public transport link to Heathrow Airport, after the Tube and the Heathrow Express. Everything you need to know before you go, from travel requirements to testing and ticket flexibility. Get access to a range of COVID-19 testing options at preferential prices. Essential information on the latest travel requirements to help you plan your journey.

Before 4am Sunday 9 January, must use a PCR test after arrival. This is the second move made by the French government to make travel between the UK and France easier, after it imposed an entry ban on most UK travellers, including those travelling for work and leisure, on 17 December 2021. Alexandre Holroyd, the French Assembly member for Northern Europe, said the entry rules will be relaxed from Friday 14 January for people who are fully vaccinated. Travel firms have reported a surge in bookings since the announcement of the change in restrictions was announced earlier this week. The head of Britanny Ferries, Christophe Mathieu, told the BBC’s Today programme that bookings on Thursday were double that of Wednesday.

In terms of cost, the Tube remains the cheapest option for train travel between zone 1 and Heathrow Airport. Fares cost £3.50 during off-peak times or £5.50 during peak times (6.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 7pm). Passengers can now get to Heathrow airport using the Elizabeth Line – formerly known as Crossrail – which opened today. You received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) at least 14 days ago, but no more than 270 days ago. You’re not required to take any COVID-19 tests to enter the Netherlands.Full details. You received the first dose of vaccination at least a week before travel AND you have previously had COVID-19 .

Take a Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test within 72 hours of their departure. New Zealand will remove the ‘very high risk’ category from Brazil, Fiji, India, Indonesia and Pakistan in December 2021. The prior special exemption from the requirement to take a test upon arrival in Norway for cross-border commuters, aeronautical personnel and hauliers, among others, will be kept.

The boss of the air travel regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, Richard Moriarty, has written to airlines and airports demanding that disruption is kept to a minimum. British Airways has today cancelled 68 flights across the UK, while easyJet has pulled 42 from its schedule, saying staff are absent due to Covid-related illness. Airports in particular are saying they are also struggling to recruit staff after laying off employees during the pandemic shutdowns. The busiest day is due to be Good Friday, when an estimated five million leisure trips will be made. The next busiest day will be Monday as nearly 4 million drivers will start their journeys. Saturday and Sunday will each see 3.6 million travellers head out on their Easter travels by car.

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