From as early as July 19th, arrival from some of Britains top tourist destinations is set to become isolation-free for fully-vaccinated people.
According to The Times newspaper, government ministers will meet this week to approve travel from amber destinations without the requirement to isolate for up to ten days.
Currently, anyone arriving from amber destinations must isolate upon arrival. This includes some of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations.
If all goes to plan, double-vaccinated people will be allowed to enter Britain from countries like the United States, Spain, France and Italy without having to isolate. The Sun reports that travellers will still be required to take a test before returning, and then a PCR test the day after they return.
In the wake of more than 15 months of travel restrictions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out plans for the final steps in easing lockdown in the UK. This includes and end to requirements to wear masks and socially distance.
In an effort to show the government that ending quarantine for vaccinated travellers is practical, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport will begin checking the vaccine status of passengers arriving in Britain this week.
Verifying your vaccine status will be quick and easy, as airline apps have been updated to support it.
Like many others in the travel and tourism, we at Lang Atholl are overjoyed by this news. The decision will be a huge boon to our industry, not to mention anyone eager to holiday abroad this summer. Local businesses will also benefit as holiday makers from North America and Europe are able to experience our country unrestricted once again.0