The US, alongside the UK, is leading in the vaccine rollout, with almost half of Brits given at least a first dose. A new traffic light system has been suggested by the Government, in which countries are ranked based on a number of criteria including vaccinations infection rates, the prevalence of variants of concern and their genomic sequencing capacity. The countries will then be ordered into ‘red’, ‘amber’ and ‘green’ based on the findings of these criteria.
People heading to low risk ‘green’ countries will not need to isolate when they get back to the UK.
They do, however, need to take a PCR Covid tests before and after they get home.
Travellers arriving into Britain from the ‘amber’ countries will have to self-isolate at home and take Covid tests pre-departure and on Day Two and Eight after they get back.
Tourists coming back from ‘red’ listed countries will have to isolate in a quarantine hotel for 11 days at a cost of £1,750, as well as taking Covid tests pre-departure and on Day Two and Eight after they arrive.
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As things stand, the situation is very precarious all around and it’s not exactly clear when the US will reopen its borders…