The British media reported on Wednesday that there would soon be an announcement about lifting the quarantine requirement from fully vaccinated visitors from the United States European Union + EEA on August 16, 2021.
It is still likely that these fully vaccinated visitors need to take a Covid-19 antigen or PCR-RT test before being allowed to board the flight to the UK.
You can access England’s page for travel restrictions here.
Here’s an excerpt from the BBC:
People who are fully vaccinated from the EU and US will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England, the BBC has been told.
Currently, people who have been fully vaccinated in the UK do not need to isolate when travelling from countries on the amber list, except from France.
But that exemption did not apply to people vaccinated outside the UK.
The government’s Covid Operations committee met earlier and made the decision.
More details will be released later on Wednesday. It is not yet known when the change will come in – and whether it will relate just to England or the whole of the UK.
From the Telegraph:
Boris Johnson has decided that, from August 16, those who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to take a test if they come into contact with someone with Covid unless they have symptoms.
It had previously been reported that workers would only be released from self-isolation after a negative test, and health officials had been planning for a major new system of compulsory testing to free people from isolating.
With Covid cases falling for a seventh successive day, Mr Johnson has also decided to reopen the country to foreign tourists from the EU and North America who have been fully vaccinated. Travel to the UK was previously only possible without quarantine from a handful of green list countries.
This means that there is no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated tourists who enter England, and likely the regions too, if they come to the same conclusion.
There is still likely a negative Covid-19 test requirement in place like there is now for anyone flying or even transiting through the UK. I would wish to see this requirement withdrawn too from vaccinated travelers.
Let’s see if the UK Government releases more information later today about a significant reshuffle. There have been whispers about adding more destinations that Brits could travel to (Green & Amber) without quarantine when returning (if they are fully vaccinated).
You have to keep in mind that there could be local regulations for visitors returning from the UK or Brits wishing to travel outside of the country (not welcomed everywhere due to variant concerns).