A major breakthrough for the UK travel industry
Self isolation to end for vaccinated travellers
Fully-vaccinated travellers will no longer have to self-isolate on arrival into England from amber list countries from 19 July, the UK government's Transport Secretary has confirmed this morning (08 Jul 2021).
They will still be required to take a pre-departure test three days before they travel and a PCR test on day two of their arrival, but arrivals will no longer have to take a test after day eight, Grant Shapps told the House of Commons.
Government guidance warning against travel to countries on the amber list will also be removed on July 19.
This is fantastic news for the UK outbound market and is better than we could have hoped for. "It means that people will be able to travel for leisure, for business and to see families in amber list countries," says Mr Shapps.
Plan your recovery now
This easing of restrictions is a huge step forward and shows that the UK is now ready for international travel to return. Over 34m UK citizens have been fully vaccinated, most have been unaffected financially by the pandemic and the demand for travel has never been higher. UK operators are now preparing for a 'booking boom' as consumers clamour to book their long-awaited escape.
Now is the time for you to plan for the recovery of your business. The Adventure Connection can help you make the most of these opportunities by introducing you to our wide network of travel trade contacts and by helping with your marketing, product and operational procedures.
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"Stay safe, stay smiling and stay in touch!"
Mark, Lucy, Louise and The Adventure Connection team