England will allow fully vaccinated travellers from the United States and European Union to arrive without needing to quarantine from August 2.
Transport minister Grant Shapps made the announcement on Wednesday.
He said the changes would apply to those with a US or European accepted vaccine.
Arrivals will still need to do the usual pre-departure test and take a PCR test on day two of returning to England.
We're helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK 👪— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) July 28, 2021
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 💉
The changes will apply to fully vaxxed people with an FDA or EMA vaccine 💉 - they’ll still need to do the usual pre-departure test before arrival and take a PCR test on day 2 of returning to the England.— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) July 28, 2021