Double jab travel rules

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With the announcement by the Welsh government this afternoon (14 July) we now have the full list of what the travel rules are for each of the UK nations s they relate to amber list countries.

If you have been doible jabbed you don’t need to self-isolate on returning from amber list countries. Image – Astra Zenica

It has taken a good while coming and there is no uniformity on the dates but each of the home nations will now allow those that have been double vaccinated not to have to undergo self-isolation on returning from amber list countries.

In England, the relevant date is Monday, the 19th of July.

In Northern Ireland, it is Monday, the 26th of July.

In Scotland it is the same as in England, Monday the 19th of July

In Wales it is Saturday the 17th of July.

Both the Scottish and the Welsh governments advise you not to travel abroad for non-essential travel but the key is that it is not a ban it is merely advice and therefore you can travel if you wish and your travel insurance will apply. If you decide not to go to any country it is unlikely that you will be able to make a claim.

The FCDO has withdrawn its advice not to travel to amber countries so, once again, if you change your mind, it is unlikely that you can claim on your travel insurance.

People who haven’t been doubly vaccinated will still have to self-isolate in each of the home nations if they return from an amber country.

All travellers will still have to take PCR tests or other tests to enable them to enter countries and some countries will still refuse entry to Britons because of the delta variant spread. You may also have to take tests to re-enter the UK. Check the FCDO website for the country you are visiting.

As we have all found out, whether a country is open to Britons visiting it can rapidly change so check with your travel agent, airline or tour operator. They should be contacting you if there are changes

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