On Monday, at 04:00 BST, the change will take effect. Only persons who had their Vaccination in the United Kingdom, except France, are exempt from quarantine while arriving from countries on the Amber List. According to the UK government, the law change will aid in the reunification of families and friends whose loved ones live abroad.
According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, it would apply to persons who have been wholly vaccinated with an EU or US-approved vaccine, with the final dosage given at least 14 days before travel. Travelers will still need to undergo a lateral flow or PCR test before leaving and another PCR test on the second day after arriving.
France, which is on the amber list but still forces travelers to quarantine when they return, will continue to have stricter requirements even if their Vaccination is complete. As part of the ongoing examination of travel rules, Mr. Shapps stated that this guidance would be revisited “before the end of next week.” International cruise ships will depart from England again on August 2nd, after a 16-month hiatus.According to Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson, the change in restrictions will provide “a boost for the tourism sector and wider economy while ensuring public health is maintained.” He went on to say that the modification would be “carefully monitored and kept under close evaluation” by specialists.