Friday, July 09, 2021

Travel restrictions eased from 19th July

The Transport Secretary announced that quarantine-free travel will resume from 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries, using the benefits of our vaccine programme to restore the freedoms we love.

  • Vaccinations have severely weakened the link between Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths – so it is right to use the long-term protection offered by these vaccines to ease restrictions on travel, as well as restrictions at home. 
  • That is why, from 19 July, people who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine will be able to travel from amber list countries to England without having to quarantine – only having to complete a pre-departure test before arrival, alongside a PCR test on or before day two after arrival. Children under the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated will also not have to isolate.
  • This is only the first phase of re-opening international travel – Britain is already working to recognise other countries vaccine certification as quickly as possible, to remove quarantine for vaccinated non-UK residents arriving from amber countries later this summer, where it is safe to do so.
  • This has only been possible thanks to the success of our world-beating vaccine programme – allowing people to be reunited with loved ones overseas as we continue our return to normality as quickly as possible.

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