The UK has removed COVID-19 travel restrictions

As of 4 am on 18 March 2022, the UK will no longer apply any travel restrictions around COVID, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers. This includes the abolishment of the Passenger Locator Form and all Day 2 tests. 

In order to travel to the UK, as a Sammarinese citizen, you do not need to show any proof of vaccination or any tests. You must possess a valid passport, which will allow you to stay as a visitor for up to 180 days, including undertaking short periods of study. You are not allowed to work (whether paid or unpaid) during this period, for a full list of what is and is not allowed please check here

This represents the final step in the national “return to normal” programme, as international travel restrictions were the last standing COVID-related laws in England. This change applies to all the constituent nations of the UK. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an end to all remaining Covid restrictions in England, to be replaced by a “Living with Covid” plan.

People with Covid are no longer legally required to self-isolate, although there will be the guidance that those who test positive should stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days.

Routine contact tracing will end and workers will no longer be required to tell their employer if they need to self-isolate.

Covid tests will no longer be free for most people from 1 April 2022, and the use of Covid passports will no longer be recommended, except for international travel.

Scotland has announced that most of the remaining legal Covid restrictions in Scotland will come to an end on 21 March 2022. However, the legal requirement to wear face coverings on public transport and most indoor public settings will remain until at least early April due to a spike in Covid case numbers.

Wales expects to scrap all remaining Covid restrictions from 28 March 2022, but will maintain some testing measures until July.

Legal measures have been replaced by guidance in Northern Ireland, which recommends that face masks are still worn in certain places, such as enclosed public spaces and health and social care settings.

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