London — The UK quoted the success of the UK vaccination campaign on Monday to streamline coronavirus restrictions on international travel inside and outside the country, and to inspect and quarantine fully vaccinated arrivals. Was relaxed.
This change, which came into effect at 4 am local time, replaced the three-layer traffic light-inspired system with a single “red” list of the highest-risk countries and territories.
Critics complain that the old system, in which the government regularly changed the country’s risk situation and struggled the British to understand the latest rules during the holidays, caused confusion within the travel industry. I did.
“Travel is accelerating towards a future that is safe to resume and remains open forever, and today’s rule changes are family members,” said Grant Shapps, Secretary of Transportation in the United Kingdom. Good news for businesses and the travel sector. ” Mr. Chaps attributed this move to vaccination coverage. 67 percent of the UK population is fully vaccinated.
Under the new rules, fully vaccinated travelers entering the UK will no longer be required to undergo a pre-departure coronavirus test when returning from a country not on the Red List. Travelers will also have to pay to have the test started later this month on the second day after returning home, but the government said it would accept a cheaper rapid test than the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. ..
However, the government said that arrivals who test positive should undergo a separate PCR test that “genome sequence is determined to help identify new mutants.”
The requirements for testing and quarantine of fully unvaccinated persons remain the same as the rules for persons entering from countries on the “Red” list.
After successful pilot tests, including arrivals from the United States and Europe, the United Kingdom has also begun a step-by-step approach to recognizing vaccinations implemented in other countries and regions, with its list in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Expand to more than 50 countries including. Japan and Canada.
Last week, the UK reported an average of 33,779 cases and 112 deaths per day, according to the New York Times database. Cases increased 16 percent from the average two weeks ago.