From Monday, August 4, those who have been fully vaccinated in the EU or US can come to the UK without quarantining, but a travel ban is still in place
Fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU will be allowed to enter England without having to quarantine (
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As of July 19, those who have been fully vaccinated in the UK don’t need to quarantine when they return from amber list countries.
But despite being on the amber list, a travel ban is in place stopping Brits from travelling to the United States.
A travel ban has been in place for the UK and Ireland since March 2020, but there are some exceptions to this rule.
However, a recent change to the travel rules has reignited hope that travel between the US and UK might be possible soon – but it’s not that simple.
Ministers have confirmed that fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU will be allowed to enter England without having to quarantine.
Double vaccinated Brits returning from Amber countries don’t need to quarantine
But what does this mean for the UK/US travel ban? Here we explain the rules.
Can I travel to the US?
Under US travel rules, only US citizens, and those who are permanent residents in the US, as well as close family members and other limited visa holders, can enter the US from the UK.
The travel ban between the UK and UK has been in effect for since March 2020.
Then-president Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation that can only be rescinded by the hitting president.
Passengers flying into the US from anywhere else in the world need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test.
Passengers flying to the US will need to provide a negative Covid test
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) also requires unvaccinated travellers to quarantine for at least seven days after arrival.
They will also have to take a Covid test on days three and five.
Only those who have been vaccinated with an FDA-authorised vaccine do not have to quarantine.
Can people from the US travel to the UK?
Proof of double-jabbed status is required to return to the UK from amber list travel destinations free from quarantine rules
As of 4am on Monday August 1, those who have been fully vaccinated in the EU or US will not need to self isolate when coming to England from an Amber country.
The government said the rule change will help to reunite family and friends whose loved ones live abroad.
However, US citizens are still urged not to travel to the UK by their country’s health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The travel advice urges people not to travel, but that “if you must travel to the United Kingdom, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.”
Meanwhile, the State Department said: “Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.”
Earlier this week, the White House said it had no plans on lifting the Covid-19 travel restrictions for non-Americans.
The UK and US have set up a Taskforce to discuss a travel corridor, but the restrictions will remain.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that rising cases “appear likely to continue in the weeks ahead”, and that the US “will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point”.
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England will allow fully-jabbed US and EU travellers to enter without quarantine