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World Fully-vaccinated travelers from the US and EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine, report says

16:15  28 july  2021
16:15  28 july  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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  • England is to lift quarantine rules for people traveling from "amber list" countries, HuffPost reported.
  • That includes the US and most European countries.
  • They previously had to isolate for 10 days, but England will now recognize vaccination documents.
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England will change its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and European Union to enter the country without quarantining, HuffPost and the BBC reported, citing sources.

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The BBC reported that ministers met on Wednesday morning and took the decision.

Currently, people traveling from what England calls "amber list" countries, which includes the US and most of Europe, must quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days and take coronavirus tests, even if they are fully vaccinated.

But England will now recognize US and EU documents that show people to be fully vaccinated, according to HuffPost.

The rules would change again if those countries were put on England's "red list" of countries.


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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed on Wednesday morning that ministers were considering the changes.

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"A decision on that will be made shortly," he told Sky News.

"We do know that the double vaccination hasn't just protected us domestically, it's also opened up possibilities for us to look again at international travel.

"I know whether it's businesses or individuals who want to go on holiday, that will be an important step."

People who were fully vaccinated coming from those countries already had quarantine requirements dropped this month.

The Department for Transport did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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