UK relaxes restrictions on quarantine rules

Good news for those who have been missing family and friends in the UK

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps yesterday confirmed that people who have been fully vaccinated in Spain will be able to return to England, Scotland and Wales without having to quarantine.

In a tweet, Shapps said the change regarding US and EU arrivals will come into force from 4am on 2 August.

We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK 👪

From 2nd August at 4am people from these countries will be able to come to the England from an amber country without having to quarantine if they’re fully vaxxed 💉

— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) July 28, 2021

Fully vaccinated passengers from Spain must have received two jabs with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency, and be in posession of their vaccine passport.

Those arriving must also take a pre-departure test before arriving in England, Scotland and Wales, alongside a PCR test on or before day two after they have landed.

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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