Travel: Simon Calder says new quarantine rules ‘ludicrous’
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Over lockdown, many have been hopeful that visits to the US would be permitted once again. Talk of a “travel corridor” between the two nations have circulated for some time. But now several reports have suggested the Government will allow fully vaccinated people from the EU and the US to visit England without needing to self-isolate.
Will England open borders to fully vaccinated US and EU travellers?
The BBC has reported that ministers have decided England’s borders will open up to fully vaccinated UK and EU travellers without the need for quarantine.
Further details about the new rules for vaccinated US and EU travellers are expected later on Wednesday.
In recent days, several reports had indicated changes to the travel rules could be introduced.
LBC radio said on Wednesday that Boris Johnson wants US citizens to come to England “freely”, and that he was discussing a travel corridor with the US.
LBC reported Mr Johnson said in an interview: “We want people to be able to come from the U.S. freely in a way that they normally do. We’re talking to them the whole time.
“At the moment we’re dealing with a Delta wave, the US is dealing with a Delta wave, but be assured that we are on it the whole time.
“As soon as we have something to say about travel corridors you’ll be hearing from us.”
A review of the border rules is scheduled to take place by July 31.
The new rules could come into force as early as next week, a Government source told Reuters on the condition of anonymity.
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