In exciting news for all your dream vacation plans, the government announced yesterday (July 8, 2021) that fully vaccinated people can travel to Orange List countries WITHOUT having to self-quarantine upon their return to England.
From Monday July 19 the government recommendation that people should not travel to Amber List countries will be removed and, provided you received your last NHS vaccine at least two weeks ago , you are ready to book a holiday on the orange list. without worrying about quarantine when you return.
While those planning to travel will still need to complete a pre-departure test before they return to England (as well as a PCR test for up to two days after arrival), they will not have to self-isolate or to take a test on their eighth day of return home. Those under 18 and participants in vaccine trials will also avoid quarantine.
It is important to note that the plans have not yet been approved in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid said:
“Vaccinations have severely weakened the link between COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, building a wall of protection across the country.
“As we learn to live with this virus, due to the tremendous progress in the vaccination program – with more than 3 in 5 people now being double bitten – we can safely take steps to ease travel restrictions, as we do. do at home. Travel without quarantine for fully vaccinated people means they can be reunited with loved ones abroad and we can get back to normalcy as quickly as possible. “
The full list of amber is as follows:
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Bonaire, Saint-Eustache and Saba
Central African Republic
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Greece (including islands)
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Portugal (including the Azores) Madeira is on the Green Watch List.
Sao Tome and Principe
The Solomon Islands
Spain (including the Canary Islands) The Balearic Islands are on the Green Watch List.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
United States (United States)
Wallis and futuna
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