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The United Kingdom’s Department for Transport plans to ease quarantine restrictions for vaccinated residents heading home from the U.S. and many other countries in Europe in the coming weeks.
The new protocols would apply to fully-vaccinated people traveling to countries on the UK’s “amber” list, which includes the U.S., The Associated Press reported. The new policy will likely go into effect in phases later this summer.
“We’re moving forward with efforts to safely reopen international travel this summer, and thanks to the success of our vaccination program, we’re now able to consider removing the quarantine period for fully vaccinated UK arrivals from amber countries – showing a real sign of progress,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the AP in a statement.
In addition, the UK added several destinations to its “green” list, including Malta, Bermuda, and the British