Fully Vaccinated Travel Requirements
Fully Vaccinated Travel and Arrivals
These new amber list rules for fully vaccinated travellers arriving into England only apply if you are:
- fully vaccinated* in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas (e.g. residents of the British Overseas Territories, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or;
- participating or have participated in a formally approved clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK or;
- ordinarily resident in the UK and under the age of 18 at the time of arrival.
From 2 August 2021, if you are arriving in England from an Amber list country and have been fully vaccinated in the USA or Europe you will not have to quarantine or take a day 8 test on arrival. The rules do not apply to arrivals from France.
The European countries that this rule applies to are:
- EU countries
- Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City
You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the:
- European Medicines Agency (EMA) for Europe
- SwissMedic for Switzerland
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the USA
If the above items apply to you, then you will no longer need to self-isolate when you return to England from an Amber-list country, but you need to take a Day 2 Amber Arrivals test.
Children under the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate when returning to England from an Amber list country, but they do need to take a Day 2 Amber Arrivals test if they are age 5 or above.
*Fully vaccinated means a full 14 days have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was given.
- via the NHS app or
- via an NHS COVID Pass letter or
- an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) for Europe
- a US CDC card for the USA – you’ll also need to show proof of USA residency.
Children under 18 years - Arrivals Testing
Children under 18 from the USA or the listed European countries also do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test.
They must follow the same rules as children and young people from the UK.