As of today – Monday 2nd August, anyone arriving into the UK from an amber-listed country does not need to quarantine or take a day 8 PCR test if they have had both Covid-19 vaccines in UK, Europe or the USA. Travellers will still need to take either a lateral flow or PCR test pre-departure en route to the UK and a PCR test on the second day after they arrive. Tougher rules will continue to be in place for France, which is on the amber list but still requires travellers to quarantine when they return, even if they are fully vaccinated. Don’t forget to check the entry requirements on the amber list country you are visiting to make sure you have booked the correct PCR tests prior to departing the UK.
As part of the changes, international cruise ships will be able to depart from England from 2 August – after a 16-month pause.