There is good news for fully vaccinated people in the US and EU as there will be no longer an isolation process for them while arriving in the UK from an amber list country. This change in rule came into effect yesterday. The UK government has changed and declared last week that they will help to reunite family and friends whose close ones live abroad. Airline bosses also welcomed the move but are calling for more countries to be added to this UK’s green travel list. But still, travelers have to take a lateral flow or else PCR test pre-departure and a PCR test on the second day after their arrival. People under 18 will be exempted from the isolation, and also, some will not have to test according to their age.
New Rules For Fully Vaccinated Us And Eu Arrivals Started Today
However, since 19th July, people who had already taken two doses of vaccine have not isolated themselves on arriving from amber list countries. Still, all have to quarantine for about ten days when doing so. For France, rules are strict as travelers have to quarantine even they have taken both doses of vaccine. Also, changes have been made for international cruise ships. They can now depart from England from yesterday after a sixteen-month pause since Saturday international cruises have also been allowed from Northern Ireland.
Positive step according to leaders of UK airlines
According to leaders of UK Airlines, they describe this change in a letter to Mr. Shapps as a positive step. Still, they all are also worried that the UK aviation sector was not on the path to recovery ‘because of the continued restrictions that are imposed on international travel.’ In the notelet to Mr. Shapps, this was also specified that the green status should ‘increasingly become a default ‘for those countries with falling case numbers and the proportion of the UK people now vaccinated. They also warned that the UK aviation industry was behind as there is a reduction in travel booking for about 16 percent of pre-pandemic levels compared with 60 percent in Germany and 48 percent in France. Also, Tory MPs raised worries in relation to the prospect of a so-called amber watch list of countries that all holidaymakers warned could move to the red list at short notice.
Chairman of Transport Select Committee, Huw Merriman, told BBC radio that the new travel category would ‘be viewed as a massive red flag that might cause bookings to those countries to collapse.’ However, he also added that, in my view, we do not require any more uncertainty, anxiety, and complexity for passengers as it just requires clarity, I would request the government not to do anything with it.’
Also, former environment secretary Theresa Villers told the media that ‘the travel sector needs some stability and getting back to normal will greatly boost the economy.’ However, more than 85 million doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered across the UK, as about 85 percent of adults had at least a single dose.
Latest UK reports
As per the latest news, the UK has reported 24470 new covid cases and 65 deaths in 24 hours. Meanwhile, about 38858 people received their first jab and which takes the overall numbers to 46,851,145. Nearly about 85 million vaccine doses have been given in the UK. According to experts, vaccination was having a significant impact on reducing the worse effects of the virus, but efficacy was not hundred percent as one-fifth of the population was yet to be vaccinated.