From Monday 2 August at 4am, fully vacinated people from the European Union (Amber list countries) and United States of America, will not need to quarantine when coming in to England. This is potentially a win for the travel industry, however the US is currently still urging their public to not travel to the UK, and the US border is closed to non-american citizens. Talks are in progress about a possible travel corridor between the US and England, however this week the US has firmly said no so far to this.
If fully vaccinated in the EU or US, travel to England is permitted if coming from an amber list country, (List of amber countries). The final dose must have been taken at least 14 whole days before arrival, allowing the vaccine to work in the immune system. A test will still need to be taken 2 days after arrival.
More strict rules are in place for France, where quarantine on arrival back to the UK is still permitted although France is on the amber list.
- Under 18’s who are ordinarily resident in the US and EU will be exempt from isolation
- Five years old and under do not need to test at all
- Children between the ages of five and 10 will only need to complete a PCR test on day two after arrival
- And 11 to 17-year-olds will need a pre-departure test and a PCR test before or on day two
These rules will be reviewed on a weekly rolling basis