From Monday July 19, UK residents arriving from Amber List countries that are fully vaccinated will no longer need to self-quarantine.
But the government has now said that will not apply to France following the continued presence in the country of the beta variant, which was first identified in South Africa.
Anyone who has been in France in the past 10 days will need to self-quarantine upon arrival in England in their own accommodation and will have to undergo a second day and eighth day test, regardless of their vaccination status.
This includes anyone who is fully vaccinated crossing France from a green country or another amber country to reach England, the government said.
The Test to Release program remains an option for travelers to shorten their quarantine period if they test negative after day five, according to a statement.
Here is the latest government news on travel to three popular European destinations:
France is on the orange list to enter England. From July 19, anyone arriving from France to England must continue to quarantine themselves for 10 days at home or in other accommodation, even if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
From June 20, there is no longer a curfew and there are no internal travel restrictions in France.
Face masks remain mandatory in all indoor public spaces. From July 21, you will need to demonstrate your COVID-19 status (vaccination status, negative test or proof of recent recovery) to access events / spaces in which more than 50 people participate.
From August, this will apply to a greater number of leisure activities as well as to certain public transport.
Portugal, including the Azores, is on the Amber List to enter England while Madeira is on the Green List to enter England.
Travelers from the UK who have not been fully vaccinated must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in mainland Portugal.
Regarding the distribution of Covid cases, 1,307 were recorded in the North region; 1,279 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region; 259 in the Algarve, 247 in the Center and 117 in the Alentejo, local news in Portugal reported.
Spain, including the Canary Islands, is on the Orange List to enter England. The Balearic Islands were on the green list to enter England.
But from 4 a.m. on Monday July 19, the Balearic Islands went on the orange list to enter England.
While the national state of emergency declared by the Spanish government on October 25, 2020 ended on May 9, 2021, certain restrictions and curfews remain in place and may vary from region to region.
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