By Ron Howells • 28 July 2021 • 7:36
Boris Johnson set to drop quarantine requirements for Double Jabbed EU and US travellers. image: Pexels
Boris Johnson is set to drop quarantine requirements for Double Jabbed EU and US travellers as the UK begins to open up to the world.
Boris Johnson has hinted that England may drop quarantine requirements as soon as next week for double jabbed travellers from the EU and US. A statement from the PM is expected sometime today, Wednesday, July 28.
Ministers say that there is a ‘high possibility’ that by next week all quarantine restrictions will be scrapped for double jabbed arrivals into the country- a move that would greatly welcomed by the UK’s travel and tourism industries.
This comes amid concerns from the Prime Minister that the United Kingdom is falling behind the EU with travel freedoms. According to a report from the Times newspaper Boris Johnson believes the nation is “squandering its vaccine bonus” by not taking advantage of the vaccination programme in the UK.
The Government is expected to green-light new plans to significantly open up international travel on Wednesday, the Times reports. If this happens, this would bring life back into the country’s leisure sector as it is suggested the economy is losing a staggering £639 million a day due to stunted inbound tourism- a sector that is the fifth largest export industry in the UK.
Currently, people arriving in the UK from amber list countries are required to quarantine for 10 days. As well as taking a costly PCR test on the second and eight-day, “testing out” on day five with another test is also another option.
Since Freedom Day, July 19, when restrictions were lifted, fully vaccinated UK residents do not need to isolate when arriving in an amber list country or on their return.
Brits travelling to green list countries, such as Malta and Gibraltar, only need to take a PCR test and are not required to quarantine.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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