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COVID-19: UK Cancels Testing For Nigerian Travellers, Others

The United Kingdom on Wednesday announced that travellers from outside the country will not need to fill a UK passenger locator form before travelling.

It also emphasised that evidence of covid-19 tests as a precondition for coming into the country will no longer be needed as from March 18. It will also not be required after one arrives in the country.

The new order will take effect from Friday, March 18, 2022.

In the locator form, intending travellers are expected to provide information about their passport details or travel document, where they will stay in the UK, travel details including time and dates; and covid-19 test reference numbers, among other things.

This was disclosed in a “Travel Abroad” advisory for those coming from other countries, published on the UK Government’s website.

“From 4am 18 March, if you’re returning to England, you will not need to get any COVID-19 tests, fill in a passenger locator form, or quarantine.

“18 March, travel to England changes. If you will arrive in England from abroad after 4am, Friday, 18th March, you do not need to:

“Take any COVID-19 tests – before you travel or after you arrive.

“Fill in a UK passenger locator form before you travel.

“You also will not need to quarantine when you arrive, in line with current rules”,  the advisory stated.

The same measure applies to those travelling to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK further advised that foreign travellers should observe the COVID-19 entry rules in place in the UK and other countries.

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