BAB Statement on Quarantine-Free Travel to the UK for Fully Vaccinated Travellers from Amber List Countries

8 July 2021
Contact: Dominic Parker, Communications & Media Manager | 020 7290 9882 | +44 7500 115352

London/New York – In response to the news that fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries to the UK won’t have to quarantine after 19 July, BritishAmerican Business published the following statement:

“This is a step in the right direction and we welcome the UK Government’s decision to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated residents returning to the UK from amber list countries.

“We do note, however, that U.S. residents, whether they are citizens or British residents who were vaccinated in the U.S., would not be able to take advantage of the change from the 19th of July. This once again highlights the need for our travel-related certificates to be mutually recognised and interoperable.

“We strongly support the Government’s stated ambition to extend the approach to all vaccinated passengers from the U.S. later this summer. We will continue to work with both the U.S. and UK Governments to find ways to safely reopen our travel corridor which currently remains effectively closed for business on both sides.”

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association created as a result of the merger between the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.

We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.

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