Fully vaccinated travellers to skip England quarantine

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Fully vaccinated travellers from the European Union and United States will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England, the government has confirmed.

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 Covid Operations Committee met earlier and made the decision to relax the regulations.

It comes as cases of Covid-19 continue to fall in the UK.

There was no confirmation on when the policy might come into effect, with more information expected to be released later today.

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.

British Airways earlier said the changes would be safe for travellers.

However, although they will be able to avoid quarantine in England, citizens of the United States are currently urged not to travel to the UK by the domestic health agency, the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.

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