COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England to be scrapped, PM confirms - SKY NEWS
COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are being scrapped, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
It comes after the chief executives of the UK's largest airlines urged the government to end coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
The bosses pointed to evidence that the Omicron variant is in retreat, and argued that current measures have a "limited effect" in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
From Thursday, COVID passports and the mandatory wearing of face masks are being scrapped in England - and people are no longer being told to work from home.
Speaking to Sky News, the World Health Organisation's special envoy for COVID, Dr David Nabarro, described the virus as "very nasty and rather cunning" - and said it should not be treated like the flu.
Warning that coronavirus remains "very, very dangerous", he added: "It can also mutate and form variants and we've seen several but we know there are more not far away."