England Lift Quarantine Requirements for US and EU Travelers
If you have England on your travel list, getting there is now easier. U.S. and EU travelers that have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will soon be allowed to visit without having to quarantine.
Currently, only people who received vaccines in the UK can avoid quarantine when arriving from amber list countries, except France. The government said the rule change would help to reunite family and friends whose loved ones live abroad. UK’s Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said it would apply to people who have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine in the US or EU.
It is not yet known whether other UK nations will adopt the same changes. For now, the quarantine is lifted for vaccinated Americans and Europeans arriving to England only.
Shapps said via Twitter that the quarantine exemption would be introduced from Monday. It comes at a time when the United States is reversing some of its social restrictions and bringing back mask requirement.
Those travelling to England will still need to do the usual pre-departure test before arrival and take a PCR test on day two after arrival.
While England is opening its doors to Americans, the U.S. said last week it would maintain travel restrictions, including a ban on most non-U.S. citizens from entering the U.S. from Britain. The CDC and State Department raised their warnings on U.K. travel to the highest level, telling Americans to avoid trips there.