All Covid-19 Travel Tests Could Soon Be Removed, But You Will Still Need A Covid-19 Booster Vaccine So That You Can Travel Abroad

The UK Transport Secretary, Mr Grant Shapps, declared that all Covid-19 travel tests could soon be removed. He said they will just disappear, as holiday firms saw a massive increase in bookings for holidays, both at home in the UK and abroad. Mr Shapps’ promise was made as holiday firms reported unprecedented increases in people visiting their travel websites and making actual bookings for their holidays, when the UK Government had announced they were going to scrap the use of pre-departure tests and PCR tests for fully vaccinated travellers.

Sources within the travel industry said this would happen quite soon, as Government Ministers worked hard to get travel and tourism going again, after two years of on-and-off travel restrictions.

The pre-departure tests were axed from 4 am on Friday, 7th January, and the PCR Day Two tests would be removed from Sunday, 9th January following the changes announced on Wednesday, 5th January. An average PCR test costs around £80 for each traveller, compared to £20 – £30 for a lateral flow swab, and this would save families up to £200 on post-arrival tests. They could save another £100 in tests taken for entry into the UK. Also, the quarantine would be reduced from ten days to seven days. And now the UK Government is still discussing the question of whether the seven-day quarantine should now be lowered even further to a five-day quarantine. These measures will save people hundreds of pounds, because they would not have to purchase quite so many tests, and this will make it much easier for them to book holidays. As a result, there has been a significant increase in demand from sun-seekers, and also from winter sports enthusiasts such as skiers, as well as from people who want to travel so that they can re-unite with family and loved ones far afield.

Mr Shapps also indicated that the final lateral flow swabs would still have to be taken by fully vaccinated travellers on their arrival back into the UK. He said that the tests were originally introduced to fight the spread of the Omicron variant, and were no longer useful, as the government were beginning to ease restrictions so that people would be allowed to live with the virus. And he also said, that those travellers who had not been vaccinated, would still have to take the pre-departure tests, and the seven-day quarantine, (which was recently reduced from ten days and might be reduced even further to five days), and the PCR swabs on Day Two and Day Five. As of January 14th 2022 the seven-day quarantine was officially reduced to five days, for positive cases who are fully vaccinated. He also said that people would soon not have to do any testing at all. He could not promise that things would be the same as the other way around, because this would depend on what the other countries in the world were going to put into place. However, for the immediate future, “vaccination status” is something that countries are looking for, and that is what they ask him about.

The UK Prime Minister Mr Boris Johnson said that travel is likely to soon return to normal, and he asked millions of people who were eligible, to get their jabs. Booster vaccines are likely to be needed for travel to many countries within weeks, Mr Johnson warned, as he urged people to come forward for a third jab. He said it would be very much to people’s personal advantage to take up the jabs.

He said that the pre-departure tests put many people off from travelling overseas, in case they became trapped in a foreign country and would end up having to pay extra very significant expenses.

Third vaccines are set to be needed for vaccine passports in England after everyone has been offered one. More than 9 million eligible people had yet to take up the offer. On Tuesday, 4th January, Mr Johnson said that the government would give people plenty of time before acquiring a third jab for vaccine passports.

Government Ministers are concerned about the poor take-up of boosters, with uptake peaking in mid-December. The latest figures show, that only one in three available slots for the coming week beginning Sunday 9th January have been booked. Mr Johnson said it was “heart-breaking” that people were dying from Covid-19, simply because they had not been vaccinated.

Travel Anxiety

Hypnosis would really be able to help you, if you are a naturally anxious person, who for instance, becomes extremely anxious and agitated about even the very thought of sitting on a plane for 10 hours in a cramped space surrounded at close quarters by other people. And more especially, feeling like this since the coming of Covid-19. What will help you, is setting up up precautions in place before you even travel. Hypnosis will also help you greatly. There are things you can do, such as getting yourself fully vaccinated before you go, and make sure your passport is up-to-date. If you are not vaccinated, and you absolutely have to travel, then you can get a Covid-19 test before and after you travel. There are times when you should not travel, for example if you have been exposed to Covid-19; if you are actually sick; or if you have tested positive for Covid-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.


Hypnosis is a safe, natural, and extremely relaxing way of learning how to gain great comfort, a sense of ease, and total peace of mind while you are travelling somewhere, especially on a longer journey. It will show you how to feel this sense of great comfort, and total peace of mind instead of feeling constantly anxious and worrying the whole time.

So, if you decide to see a hypnotist, whether in person or online, they will welcome you in a professional and courteous manner. They will chat with you first, to find out what your problems are with regard to travel, and then they will begin the hypnosis session. They will talk to you soothingly and comfortingly, and after a while they will just know when you have become relaxed enough so that they can directly access your subconscious mind. When they have done this, they will remove the old instructions from your subconscious mind with regard to travel, and replace them with a completely new set of instructions for it to follow. And at the end of the hypnosis session, the hypnotist will fully waken you and will bring you back to full waking consciousness. And after the hypnosis session you will be fully awake and alert, and you will find yourself feeling completely relaxed, absolutely amazing, and absolutely wonderful.

The hypnosis session will enable you to travel in a calm and relaxed and careful manner, although of course you will still need to be cautious and mindful regarding Covid-19 and the Delta and Omicron variants, and any other variants, but hypnosis will also remove any unnecessary worries that you might have had about even going on a journey. Just make sure that, wherever you are going, you find out what the rules are that you will have to follow in that country; for example maybe social distancing, wearing a facemask etc., and the whole time you are there make sure that you simply follow all the rules. Hypnosis will also automatically fill you with a wonderful sense of ongoing ease, great comfort, and total peace of mind.

If you would like to know more about hypnosis, or about how hypnosis works, particularly with regard to helping you to travel comfortably, please feel free to give us a call on 07904 605344 for a friendly chat, and we can talk with you further about how hypnosis can leave you feeling absolutely wonderful.