Passengers at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images The UK on Wednesday said that England would soon lift its quarantine rules for non-UK residents.
The rules are set to ease for fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU starting Monday.
They currently have to isolate for up to 10 days upon arrival.
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England is changing its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the European Union to enter without quarantining.The change is scheduled to take effect at 4 a.m. local time on Monday, the UK Department for Transport said in a Wednesday statement .The new rule applies to fully vaccinated people inoculated with a vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, or the Swiss vaccination program, the department said.Those people will still need to take a COVID-19 test before arrival and a PCR test on or before the second day of their arrival, the department said.UK government ministers made the decision at a Wednesday-morning meeting. HuffPost first reported on the change.It’s unclear whether Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland plan to adopt the same policy.Currently, non-UK residents traveling from what England calls “amber list” countries — including the US and most of Europe — must […]
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