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Travel quarantine will be axed for double-vaccinated Brits returning to UK from amber list countries – starting in just 11 days' time.
The vast majority of holiday hotspots will be opened up to fully-jabbed people in England after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a massive shift today.
Advice not to travel to amber list countries will be dropped, and people will be able to travel to them for leisure, business and to see family.
On return, double-jabbed Brits coming from amber list countries will still need to take two PCR tests each – before they fly back, and on Day 2 of their return.
But this is less than the three tests required for the unvaccinated, as the 'Day 8' amber list test will be axed for the double-jabbed. And they will not need to self-isolated.
All children returning from amber list countries will be exempt from self-isolation in the same way as vaccinated adults, even if their parents have not been jabbed.
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Mr Shapps told MPs: "From July 19 UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England."
Today's announcement does not cover non-UK residents – who will still have to self-isolate if they come to Britain from amber list countries.
There will also be no change to the red list rules. Foreign residents in those countries will be banned from entering the UK, and UK residents who return from them must isolate in a £1,750 hotel for 10 days.
Mr Shapps warned amber list countries could still turn red if the tide of Covid turns later this summer.
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