The United Kingdom has relieved locals and foreigners living in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and India. According to the official announcement, these countries are added to the Amber List of traveling countries. From 4 am on August 8, 2021, those traveling to the UK from these countries will not have to take the Hotel Quarantine.
Instructions for Travelers coming from Amber List of traveling countries
According to the British media, travelers from the countries included in the Amber list will have to take a 10-day quarantine at home or their place of residence upon arrival in the UK. In addition, Covid tests are going to take place on the second day. Later on, the same test is going to take place on the eighth day after stepping into the UK.
Exemption from Hotel Quarantine
According to the British Government’s website, people who have received both doses of the vaccine in the UK or have been vaccinated abroad under the UK Vaccine Program will be exempt from the quarantine on their return to the UK and undergo the eighth-day corona test.
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SOPs for residents of UAE who wants to travel to UK under UK Amber List
- People who want to travel to the UK needs to adhere new SOPs. At least 14 days have passed since they received the second dose of the vaccine on the day of the flight.
- These people will have to undergo a corona test on the second day of their stay in the UK.
- While travelers from UK Amber List countries, including the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain, have been vaccinated in the United States or other European countries, they will not have to undergo quarantine in England or the eighth-day corona test. However, the corona test will have to be done on the second day after coming to the UK.
- People under the age of 18 from Amber List countries do not have to be quarantined.
It should be noted that the United Kingdom had included the United Arab Emirates in the red list in January this year. After that, those leaving the UAE had to take a 10-day quarantine in a hotel room in the UK.