Despite a recent surge in COVID cases over the past 2 weeks, the UK is going ahead and dropping all COVID travel measures starting on Friday:
All remaining Covid travel measures, including the Passenger Locator Form and tests for all arrivals, will be stood down for travel to the UK from 4am on 18 March.
These changes are possible due to our vaccine rollout and mean greater freedom in time for Easter.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) March 14, 2022
Starting this Wednesday, airports in the UK including London Heathrow, and rail statons will drop their mask requirements.
Also on Wednesday, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic will drop their in-flight mask requirements. However the mask requirements will remain in place for the entire duration of flights to and from the US due to the US mask mandate, which was recently extended through at least April 18th.
Do you think the UK mask restrictions are gone for good?