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Vaccination Rules for US, EU Arrivals: New Rules Adopted

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On Monday, the rule change takes effect across the country at 4:00 p.m. BST.

The UK government has said the change, announced last week, will help reunite family and loved ones living abroad.

Aviation authorities have welcomed the move but want other countries added to the UK’s green travel list.

Travelers will still need to take a lateral walk or PCR walk before departure and a PCR test on the second day after their arrival.

Depending on their age, those under the age of 18 will not be isolated or subjected to tests.

Since 19 July, people who have been double-jabbed in the UK have not been required to isolate when arriving from amber list countries, but all other travellers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

Strict rules still exist in France, and travelers are still required to separate even if they are doubled.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said this would be reviewed by the end of the week.

As part of the reforms, international ships will be able to depart from England from Monday – after a 16-month break.

International boat travel is allowed from Northern Ireland from Saturday.

In a letter to Mr Shapps UK aviation leaders described the change as “a positive step” but said they were concerned that the UK aviation industry was not on track to recover “due to ongoing restrictions on international travel”.

They wrote that the green situation should “continue to go awry” in countries, citing declining case numbers and the number of UK people now vaccinated.

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Aviation authorities also warn that the UK aviation industry is “far behind” Europe, with tourism bookings of 16% pre-epidemic rates compared to 60% in Germany and 48% in France.

Meanwhile, members of the Tory Parliament have expressed concern over the prospect of naming amber names in countries where they will be warned of holidays that they may go to the red list immediately.

People coming to the UK from red-listed countries are required to be separated for 10 days in a state-approved hotel without their status of vaccine.

Huw Merriman, chairman of the Transport Selection Committee, told BBC Radio 4 West Westster Hour that the new tourism sector would be “considered a red flag” and “likely” caused the countries’ reservations to “collapse”.

He added: “In my view, we no longer need the uncertainty, frustration, or concern of passengers, or the disabled sector. You just need clarity. I would urge the government to do nothing about it.”

Theresa Villiers, a former environmental secretary, told The Times: “The tourism industry needs some stability. Going back to normal levels will greatly improve the economy. Real progress has been made. Let’s start changing that.”

‘I’m going to buy a cheese and pickle sandwich first’

Gemma Appleton, who lives in Los Angeles, returns to the UK a few weeks later with his wife and young child, to meet his grandparents for the first time.

“The moment I heard the announcement I burst into tears, we have been waiting for this,” he said.

“When my son was born, my mother had to go out to LA to spend time with us and show us how to be a new mother and that didn’t happen, she had to cancel her flight. We were very limited in family time. I didn’t expect that.”

He added: “The moment we live in I just know I’m going to meet M&S ​​and buy cheese and a sandwich. It’s the first thing I’m going to do, I’ve been looking forward to that for a while now, and then I’m going to claim my parents.

“It’s just a moment we’ve been waiting for so long, we can have fun together. We’ve all been through a lot in the last 18 months and we know we’re all going to be together and the house will be just amazing.”


US citizens will be able to avoid quarantine in the UK, but their country’s health protection agency is urging them not to travel to the UK, and the US border is currently closed to many countries, including the UK, except for US citizens.

All arrivals to the UK from a few green countries are not required to separate but must still take a test before departure and on the second day after their arrival.

Over 85 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered across the UK as of Sunday, and 88.6% of adults have had at least one shot..

On Sunday the UK reported 24,470 new Covid cases as well as 65 deaths in 28 days of positive testing.


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