Vaccinated Travellers Allowed Into UK, Except The French

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From 19 July, adults who had both doses of the vaccine in the UK arriving from amber list countries will not need to be isolated for 10 days.

however, the government said the easing would not apply to France due to "persistent" cases of the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa.

There are concerns vaccines may not work as well against the Beta variant.

The Beta variant accounts for about 10% of new infections in France, but that includes the Indian Ocean territories of Reunion and Mayotte, where the variant is near-universal.

The more infectious Delta variant, first identified in India, accounts for almost all new cases in the UK.

We have always been clear that we will not hesitate to take rapid action at our borders — Health Secretary Sajid Javid to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect the gains made by our successful vaccination programme. — Health Secretary Sajid Javid

With restrictions lifted on Monday across the country, we will do everything we can Speaker to ensure international travel is conducted as safely as possible, and protect our borders from the threat of variants.

Travel firms have criticised the move, accusing the government of causing confusion.

Quarantine Rule for Arrivals in France

The government announcement means that anyone who has been in France in the previous 10 days will need to be quarantined on arrival to England in their own accommodation and will need a day two and day eight test, regardless of their vaccination status.

This includes any fully vaccinated individual who transits through France from either a green or another amber country.

But ministers indicated that Eurostar passengers on services travelling through France would not need to quarantine if their train did not stop in the country.

Existing amber list exemptions for key workers such as hauliers will remain in place.

Meanwhile, France has tightened its rules for UK travellers who are not fully vaccinated, requiring a negative test in the 24 hours before arrival from 18 July, rather than the 48 hours allowed previously.

But anyone fully vaccinated with a jab from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson will be exempt from providing a negative test.

The French authorities are now accepting proof of vaccination with the AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

Travellers to the UK from France will still have the option of shortening their quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme if they pay for a test on day five and are negative.

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