British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the updated rules for the coronavirus epidemic in his speech in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Johnson announced that the PCR test rule, which is mandatory for passengers arriving in the UK, before travel and on the 2nd day of their arrival in the country, has been abolished. Johnson said the application will take effect from 04:00 local time on Friday, January 7th. Saying that those arriving in the UK will no longer need to self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test, Johnson said: "From 4am on Friday morning in the UK, many will take the pre-arrival test, which has deterred them from traveling for fear of being quarantined in an overseas country and incurring significant extra costs. I can say that we will put it on the shelf," he said.
Those arriving in the UK will have a lateral flow test with rapid results on the 2nd day after arrival at the latest.
Stating that passengers arriving in the UK should have lateral flow tests with rapid results on the 2nd day after arrival, instead of the mandatory PCR tests, Johnson stated that in cases where the lateral flow test is positive, a PCR test should be performed.
Plan B will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks
Then Transport Minister Grant Shapps shared on Twitter, "We are removing the temporary testing measures we put at the borders last year for passengers arriving in the UK. Omicron is a dominant mutation in the UK. These measures are no longer proportional to slow the Omicron mutation