8th July, 2021
United Kingdom Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, on Thursday said that UK residents, who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will no longer self-isolate upon their return from another country.
Shapps said that individuals who have been fully vaccinated through UK’s mass immunisation programme or rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to the country from countries on the UK’s amber list.
More than 140 countries are currently on the UK’s amber list.
“I confirm today that from July 19, UK residents, who are fully vaccinated through the vaccine rollout, will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to the country.
“Rules stipulating that travellers must take a second test eight days after they return to the UK will also be scrapped from this date.
“Travellers would still have to conduct a PCR test three days before they travel back to the UK.
“Individuals will also still be required to take a PCR test in the UK within two days of their arrival,’’ he said.
He added that vaccinated passengers must indicate their vaccination status on their passenger locator form upon arrival.