By: Sarin Istanboulli, Features Editor, Pawprint
Passengers who are fully vaccinated, or passengers who are under 18 years old, no longer need a pre-departure PCR test before traveling to the UK.
However, within 48 hours of landing to the UK, the passengers who are five or under are required to take a lateral flow test (LFT). The test must be taken at a private test provider. If the test results come back as positive, then they are required to self-isolate and are also required to take an NHS PCR test, which would confirm the result.
The vaccinated passengers are required to fill out an online passenger locator form no more than 48 hours before arriving to the UK, even if the passengers are just passing through the UK.