Travellers arriving in England or Northern Ireland from an Amber list country will no longer be required to quarantine.

Transport Secretary, Grant Schapps, announced from Monday, the 19th July 2021, travellers returning to England or Northern Ireland would be no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival to the UK from Amber countries. The rules come into place for those that have had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccination, with those under 18 also being exempt from the quarantine.

Travellers will still be required to pay for tests before and after arrival and that travellers will have had to have had their second dose of their vaccination, 14 days or more before returning.

Under the change, fully-jabbed people travelling from amber list countries will still be required to take a test three days before they return and on the second day after they are back – but they will now be exempted from a day eight test.

Countries on the Green and Amber list

At the time of writing, 12th June 2021, 72% of the world’s 195 countries appear on England’s Green or Amber list, meaning quarantine travel is available for those who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. 


Countries on Green or Amber

“In essence, this means that for fully vaccinated travellers the requirements for green and amber list countries are the same.”

Grant Schapps

Transport Secretary

Some countries may require you to quarantine on arrival from the United Kingdom still, you can see a world map of requirements upon entry below, you can also view this on the homepage.

Find out more information from the UK Government’s website here.

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