The UK government has said that all COVID-19 travel restrictions will be lifted on Friday ahead of the Easter school holidays. Britain’s Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Monday that the changes mean people will be able to “travel like in the good old days”. .
They are required to state where they will live in the UK and whether they have been vaccinated, but from Friday this requirement will be removed.
Apart from this, travelers who are not vaccinated have to undergo a Kovid-19 related test before and after arrival in the country. This requirement will also be done away with.
This announcement has been made at a time when cases of infection are increasing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the first time since the end of January.
Scientists say that many of the new cases of infection in England are related to the highly contagious sub-form of Omicron. Health Minister Sajid Javid said, “We will continue to monitor the possible redesign and if necessary, precautionary measures can be implemented again.”
China, which is facing the biggest outbreak, reported twice the daily cases of corona virus infection on Tuesday compared to the day before. China is facing the biggest outbreak ever since the early days of the global pandemic.
The National Health Commission said that 3,507 new cases of infection were reported in the last 24 hours, compared to 1,337 daily cases a day before that.
In China, cases of infection are once again increasing rapidly due to the highly contagious ‘stealth oomicron’ form of the corona virus. The highest number of 2,601 new cases of infection have been reported in northeast China’s Jilin province.