Fully Vaccinated US and EU Travelers Can Avoid Quarantine in England

The UK government announced on Wednesday that fully vaccinated people in the United States and European Union, except France, will be allowed to travel to England without having to quarantine on arrival.

Travelers fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or the European Medicines Agency will now be able to travel from any country on the British government’s “amber” traffic light list without having to self-isolate at home for 10 days. They will still need to do a pre-departure test and take another test on the second day after arriving in England.

The UK government announced the significant loosening of its international travel restrictions to allow people to visit friends and family in the country, as well as boost the struggling tourism and aviation sectors.

“We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends,” tweeted Transport Minister Grant Shapps

Senior ministers, after a meeting on Wednesday, gave the go-ahead to treat those who have been fully inoculated in the US and Europe the same as British residents, starting from Monday, August 2, at 4 am.

Separate rules will continue to apply for those arriving from France.

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