Many countries across the globe aim to aid economic recovery, particularly in the international travel sector. With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines and more stringent government efforts, numerous individuals remain hopeful that restrictions will continue to ease and activities will eventually return to normal.
Amid the global health crisis, achieving complete vaccination means reduced inconveniences when returning to work, entering an establishment, or travelling. In the UK, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that the UK government will no longer require fully vaccinated people to self-quarantine. An individual’s full vaccination status is recognised after 14 days since receiving the last dose.
However, travellers are still mandated to provide a fit to fly COVID test to ensure they are at low risk of spreading the disease. They may be required to fulfil an RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test for travel.
Ideally, the individual should confirm with their airline about the requirements to expedite the procedure and avoid hassles. For instance, getting a rapid antigen test would be a waste if the destination country only accepts an RT-PCR COVID test.
Vaccinated travellers must know the updated rules and requirements of the country they are going to. For those planning to head to the UK, check this infographic from Harley Medic International that discusses the new quarantine mandates for completely vaccinated persons.
Published by Cecille Tamsyn