The change will take effect on August 2, according to a press release from the UK government. Although the UK Department for Transport has confirmed to CBC News that the change does not apply to Canadians, no reason has been given for the exclusion.
From August 2, fully vaccinated passengers from the United States and European countries (currently excluding arrivals from France) will be able to travel from Amber countries to England without quarantine.
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This means travelers from Canada to the UK will still need to self-quarantine at home or where they stay for 10 days, and take a COVID-19 test on or after their eighth day in the country.
“Passengers fully vaccinated in the EU with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or in the United States with vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or in the Swiss vaccination program, will be able to travel to England without having to quarantine or take a Day 8 test on arrival, ”the press release said.