Most travellers find Covid rules easy to follow, finds ONS

The vast majority of people arriving in the UK last November found it “easy” or “very easy” to follow Covid-19 travel restrictions, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Its latest report about attitudes towards Covid among passengers said that 83% of UK residents arriving in the UK said they found following overseas restrictions either easy, or very easy, to follow.

Meanwhile, 95% of overseas residents said that they understood UK Covid-19 restrictions either quite well, or very well.

The figures for November also show that most UK residents (92%) and overseas residents (93%) arriving in the UK said they had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Furthermore, most travellers arriving in the UK (83%) think that having a Covid test before arrival is either ‘very important’ or ‘quite important’ for safety. The figure rises 90% for overseas residents.

Also, three-quarters of both UK and overseas residents arriving into the UK said that the wearing of face coverings and availability of hand sanitiser, during their journey, made them feel safe.

Last week, the government announced it would remove its pre-departure test requirements for fully vaccinated passengers from January 7, and revert to its previous requirement of a lateral flow test instead of PCRs for vaccinated day-two arrivals, from January 9.

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