London, United Kingdom: The UK government said on Wednesday that anyone who is fully vaccinated in the United States and the European Union (excluding France) will be permitted to travel to England without having to go through quarantine.
“We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends,” Transport Minister Grant Shapps tweeted, adding that the policy will come into force from 4:00 am (0300 GMT) on August 2.
Travelers who have been fully immunizing with a vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or the European Medicines Agency will be able to travel from any country on the British government’s “amber” traffic light list without having to stay at home for ten days.
They will still have to complete a pre-departure test and another test on their second day in England.
For people arriving from France, separate regulations will continue to apply.
Those not completely vaccinated who travel from an amber list nation, which includes most of Europe and the United States, will be sent to quarantine upon arrival.
The government also stated that foreign cruises will resume.
“This is the progress we can all enjoy,” wrote Shapps.
Britain is seeing a new wave of the virus due to the so-called delta variety, however, case counts have declined in the last week and more than 70% of adults have been completely vaccinated.
Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have devolved administrations that choose their own health policy and overseas travel laws.