Vaccinated Brits living abroad soon to receive green light for UK entry without self-isolating

Grant Shapps has announced that the self-isolation rules will be relaxed for double vaccinated adults and all children from July 19.

According to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, plans to allow double jabbed expatriates into the country without going through quarantine are underway and would be revealed in the ‘next couple of weeks.’

Exemption for expats

While speaking to Sky News, Shapps said that ministers are 'actively working' on proposals to allow those who received their double-dose jabs outside of the UK to be exempt from the quarantine rules when travelling from amber list countries.

He confirmed that the measure will be in full-effect as soon as possible but also suggested those living within the European Union could be granted access sooner than those living in the United States, as the bloc rolls out a unified digital vaccine passport scheme.

The transport secretary said allowing people vaccinated in other countries to come to the UK without having to quarantine would be 'phase two' of the government's COVID international travel policy and is something the government is very actively working on at the moment.

No more quarantine

This development arrives a day after Shapps revealed that fully vaccinated adults and all children will no longer have to go into self-isolation on their return from amber list countries from 19 July.

At the moment, individuals must self-isolate for 10 days after they return to England from countries such as Spain, France and Italy.

After the self-isolation policy change, citizens will still be required to take a PCR test on the second day of their return.

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