The UK is one of the countries that have experienced the most significant number of deaths due to Covid-19. The country has undergone a second wave even though it was amongst the first countries to begin vaccination. The new wave comes with a new variant that is considered more infectious; therefore, many countries canceled travel to the UK.
To mitigate the situation, the UK went into lockdown in early January and slowly began to ease its travel restrictions. These restrictions include who can go, countries that are still banned, quarantines, and Covid-19 tests. The UK has the most prominent cities globally, having architectural marvels, The Scottish Highlands, Welsh lakes, Cornish beaches, and historic towns.
If you intend on traveling to the UK, there are a few things you need to expect and know if you plan to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. The main include the Coronavirus tests and ESTA visa for America.
MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTS
Travelers entering the UK and British citizens are expected to present a negative Coronavirus test that is taken within 72 hours on arrival, and this policy has been there since January 18th, but previously no tests were required. You can book your Covid-19 test before you travel and quarantine in a hotel or the place you will be staying for the said ten days on arrival in England. You will be required to show the passenger locator form when you board a plane, ferry, or train and when you arrive in the UK.