People who have been double vaccinated, and have travelled to a country from the amber list will no longer have to quarantine.

The Sun and the Times have both reported that ministers are due to meet tomorrow to sign off the policy, with the policy being effective by the 19th July.

This is in response to the prime minister stating at the Downing Street press conference on Monday that the government will “work with the travel industry towards removing the need for fully vaccinated arrivals to isolate on return from an amber country”.

According to the UK government website, here are the current rules if you have travelled to a country on the amber list:

Before traveling to England:


  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England:


  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8
  • Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests
  • Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test
  • You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.


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