Covid travel: No quarantine for fully jabbed from EU and US coming to UK

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People who are fully vaccinated from the EU and US will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England, the BBC has been told.

Currently, people who have been fully vaccinated in the UK do not need to isolate when travelling from countries on the amber list, except from France.

But that exemption did not apply to people vaccinated outside the UK.

The government's Covid Operations committee met earlier and made the decision.

More details will be released later on Wednesday. It is not yet known when the change will come in – and whether it will relate just to England, or the whole of the UK.

But earlier, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said talks on travel were taking place between the four nations.

The travel industry had been pushing for the change in the rules so that people living abroad can more easily come to the UK for holidays or to visit loved ones.

However, although they will be able to avoid quarantine in England, US citizens are urged not to travel to the UK by their country's health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the US border is currently closed to the UK, as well as many other countries, except for US citizens.

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