Travelling overseas no longer appears to present a significantly greater risk of contracting Covid-19, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.
The ONS’s most recent Covid infection survey data showed there to be only a negligible difference in rates of positive cases among those who had travelled abroad in the past 30 days compared with those who had not travelled.
This means the rate of infection among those who have travelled overseas in the past 30 days is broadly similar to that of those who remained in the UK.
Previously, the ONS found there to be a higher rates of Covid infection in those who had travelled abroad.
In the ONS’s most recent fortnightly data set (25 September to 8 October), 0.49% of those surveyed who had not travelled abroad in the past 30 days tested positive for Covid.
Among those who had travelled abroad in the past 30 days, the figure was 0.58%.