Will allow fully vaccinated visitors from England The European Union and of United States of america Arrive in the country without quarantine starting next week, the transport minister said on Wednesday, a big and long-awaited boost for airlines and travel agencies.
travel area of United Kingdom Strongly criticized the government for delaying opening up the country, saying it ruined British leadership in distributing vaccines around the world and giving the EU a head start in attracting tourists.
The government said in a statement that from August 2, travelers with vaccines approved in the US and European Union will no longer have to quarantine. It will cover the top nine UK markets by pre-pandemic visitor volume.
The rest of Britain will likely follow the opening of England.
However, passengers will still have to take a test. COVID-19 Before leaving and shortly after arriving in England, Transport Minister Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter.
The move will help airlines and travel agencies close more deals after the 16-month ban has left many companies in a major financial crunch.
Shares of British Airways were up 3% and EasyJet was up 4%, while Wizz Air was up 5%.
British Prime Minister, boris johnson, previously told LBC Radio that he wants US citizens to “freely” visit England and is discussing a travel corridor with the United States.