By dropper, England continues to ease its restrictions on tourism, and today they took an important step by announcing that starting on July 19, those who have completed the vaccination through doses administered by the National Health Service of the United Kingdom and who come from countries under the «amber» category, will be able to enter English territory without the need for quarantine.
This is an important lifeline for the tourism sectors of the 145 «amber» countries, notably St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands and Russia in Europe, and in America to the countries and territories of Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Curaçao, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and the United States.
In any case, vaccinated passengers must continue to undergo a test before traveling and another on the second day of arrival in England. In the case of minors, those between 11 and 17 years old must complete both tests, but those between 5 and 10 only the one on arrival.
On behalf of the airlines, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, said that «this is a positive step towards the true reopening that the sector was looking for. The summer season essentially starts here.»
Those who have not completed the COVID vaccination schedule should continue to quarantine for 10 days and take the test prior to travel, as well as on the second and eighth day of arrival.