Sumary of Vaccination vacations: how being jabbed will ease travel restrictions for millions:
- Months after other countries started allowing vaccinated travellers to avoid onerous travel restrictions, the UK will bring in its own scheme on 19 July.
- Arrivals from high-risk countries on the “red list” must go into 11 nights of hotel quarantine at their expense.
- In addition, the sudden move of Portugal from the green list to amber last month undermined customer confidence in booking summer trips.
- Sixteen months after the coronavirus pandemic began, many people who are separated from loved ones, or need to make business trips, or simply want to escape abroad, are increasingly desperate for the chance to travel with relatively little hassle and expense.
- The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, says that fully jabbed travellers will be able to avoid quarantine on arrival in England – though they will still need to undergo testing.
- People are regarded as being fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose (or, in the case of single-dose vaccines, the only jab).
- In addition you can download a certificate, or get an NHS Covid letter sent to you.
- For the avoidance of doubt, anyone who returns before that time from an amber list country will need to complete their quarantine even if they have been fully vaccinated.