A Personal Perspective on Travelling during the Industry’s Recovery
It seems odd to write a blog about a simple trip to the United Kingdom (UK), but we live in strange times, and this is a personal reflection on the experience that is not what it once was. To provide context, I had the opportunity to spend a week in the UK from 22–29 August – it was a window of opportunity when there was no quarantine required in either direction for fully vaccinated passengers. Travel was from Boston to London.
First things first: what was required for travel to the UK? You need to get, in this order: a travel booking; a booked PCR test for “Day 2” after arrival in UK; a Covid-19 test within 3 days of departure which could be antigen; and, to complete a UK passenger locator form which included much of that detail, including the reference number for the Day 2 test.