DOUBLE-pricked Scots will be able to fly to Orange List countries without having to self-quarantine when they return from July 19, The Sun can reveal.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will unveil the rule change on Thursday – the Scottish government is expected to follow.
Ministers had been warned that delaying the boost for vaccinated vacationers would be a big blow to the summer travel season.
Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch has also said he plans to end the need to quarantine certain groups in his advice to Nicola Sturgeon.
The Prime Minister will make a statement to Holyrood next Tuesday after reviewing data on cases, hospitalizations, vaccinations and deaths.
This means that a hassle-free vacation in Spain, France, Portugal and Greece will be back for millions of people.
But holidaymakers must take a test before returning to the UK and another benchmark PCR test on the second day of return.
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It is understood that those who cannot be bitten will also be exempt from quarantine.
Children traveling with double-needled parents would also bypass the ten-day isolation with additional testing.
Travel industry executives had warned that any delay until August in easing quarantine rules could further tarnish the struggling industry.
Vacation expert Paul Charles said: “It would be pointless to introduce it in mid-August, because the summer travel season will have been almost entirely lost – along with tens of thousands of jobs.”
Last week Malta became the first destination to officially recognize the NHS app to allow quarantine-free access to double-bite Britons.
But a vaccine passport plan was deemed too complicated to apply.
Orange List Countries
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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