Live: Grant Shapps set to SCRAP Covid-19 travel tests for double jabbed Brits.

MILLIONS of families have been given a half-term holiday boost as doubled-jabbed Brits will no longer have to take hated Covid tests, the prime minister has confirmed.

Passenger locator forms will also be torn up to make them much easier and simpler to complete.

Boris Johnson"So what we're doing on travel, to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes so that people arriving no longer have to take tests if they have been vaccinated, if they have been double vaccinated."

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been spearheading the drive to ditch all tests for people coming into the UK as part of a bid to finally return to normal travel.

It will save families much-needed cash knowing they don't need to fork out on lateral flow tests when they come back.

In a double-boost for half-term holidays, 12- to-15-year-olds will be able to download the digital proof of vaccination.

It comes after families complained they were being forced to cancel their holidays because of restrictive" Covid-19 passport rules for kids.

As it stands, children aged 12 to 16 who have two doses of the jab cannot use the NHS app - meaning they cannot get the Covid-19 pass for travel digitally.

Parents instead have to call up the NHS 119 helpline or go online to request an under-16 NHS Covid Pass letter for kids to enter countries including Spain, Italy and France without any quarantine or self-testing rules on landing.

But some under 16s are still not eligible for their second jabs due to recent infections - and there is no way to prove the first one was ever administered.

Ministers will today announce that anyone with two jabs will now be able to skip isolation and day two testing.

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