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Second day test not required in the UK anymore

Last week, the government of the United Kingdom scrapped the requirement to take a day 2 test once arriving in the UK from overseas.


This means travellers arriving from "green-listed" countries who have been vaccinated at least twice can enter the country without having to take any prior test or a so called "second day test" which was previously required.


You still need to fill out a passenger locator form before arriving to the UK. The form can be completed earliest 48 hours prior to your departure and can be found via the link below:


https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk


So, what do you need before you travel for your language school trip?


If you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, all you need is a valid passport, a Covid Pass and the passenger locator form handy. No visa is required even though The United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.


Travelling from another destination not listed above? You will most likely need a visa, but for the moment no country is on the Covid red-list so no test will be required as long as you can prove that you are fully vaccinated (at least 2 doses)


Rules can change quickly, so always make sure to check visa requirements and the latest Covid-rules before you travel.


The spring is approaching, the sun is coming out and the weather is getting warmer so now is a great moment to start planning your language school adventure in either Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester or Newcastle!