COVID-19: Fully vaccinated travellers from US & Europe allowed to enter England without quarantining

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Published on 28 Jul 2021, 15:57
Coronavirus latest: DOUBLE-JABBED travellers from the US and EU will be allowed to enter England without the need for quarantine from next week.

Ministers made the decision in a bid to free up travel from overseas during a crunch meeting on Wednesday.

The Covid operations committee gave the green light to fully-vaccinated visitors this morning.

And the restriction will end in just days.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed this afternoon: "We're helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK.

"From August 2 at 4am people from these countries will be able to come to the England from an amber country without having to quarantine if they're fully vaxxed.

"The changes will apply to fully vaxxed people with an FDA or EMA vaccine - they’ll still need to do the usual pre-departure test before arrival and take a PCR test on day two of returning to the England.

"We will, of course, continue to be guided by the latest scientific data.

"However, thanks to our world-leading domestic vaccination programme, we're able to look to the future and start to rebuild key transatlantic routes with the US while further cementing ties with our European neighbours."

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Fully vaccinated travellers from US and Europe WILL be allowed to enter England without quarantining, ministers rule

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