Fully vaccinated adults and all children will no longer have to quarantine on their return from amber list countries from 19 July, Grant Shapps has confirmed.
Making a statement on international travel in the Commons, the transport secretary said those who have received two jabs and those aged under 18 will no longer have to self-isolate for 10 days after their return to the UK – but will still have to take a PCR test on their second day back.
“I can confirm today that from 19 July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England,” Mr Shapps said.
They will still be required to take a test three days before returning, the pre-departure test, demonstrating they’re negative before they travel, and a PCR test on or before day two, but they will no longer be required to take a day eight test
“In essence, this means that for fully vaccinated travellers, the requirements for green and amber list countries are the same.”