England Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Visitors From U.S., Europe
by Cassie Sclafani, on July 28, 2021
Starting on August 2, travelers from both the U.S. and EU who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are free to travel to England once again.
As a reminder, you’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final vaccine dose.
U.S. citizens who meet the requirement will not need to quarantine upon arrival. To avoid quarantine, Americans must have a vaccine card with a vaccine authorized by the U.K. - EU travelers will be required to have a “green pass.”
While a vaccine card is required, travelers will also need to take a COVID test within 72 hours of departure, fill out a Passenger Locator Form, and pre-book and take another PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in the U.K. The day two test must be purchased through a government-approved provider before departing for England, so be sure to buy that before you go.
As of now this new rule only applies to England, but Scotland and Wales have already said they will follow suit.
This is welcome news for business travelers who have long overdue business to conduct in London. If you are planning on taking advantage of these relaxed travel requirements, be sure to double check your passport expiration date. And if you have any questions about what you might need for entry, feel free to reach out to someone on our team - we’re ready to help!