Fully-vaccinated Britons returning from amber list countries will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive home from July 19, transport secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday.
The rule change will be a huge boost to airlines and the travel industry which have been decimated by 15 months of restrictions. In Britain, 65% of adults have been fully vaccinated, opening up travel for millions.
“I can confirm today that from the 19th of July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self isolate when they return to England,” Shapps said.
The need to quarantine on return had prevented a travel comeback. Under earlier rules, those returning to Britain from its top destinations, Spain, France, the United States and Italy, all had to self-isolate for up to 10 days.
Popular holiday destinations in the amber category include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus and Greece.