Brexit, London-EU double truce: no quarantine for vaccinated Europeans and halting Northern Ireland trial

Summer ceasefire between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Brussels has suspended legal action against the British government for allowing further bilateral talks on the controversial Irish Protocol. London eased travel restrictions yesterday, allowing vaccinated European citizens not to quarantine upon arrival in the UK.

It was announced at the end of a government meeting that EU and US citizens who received two doses of the vaccine would be treated exactly like British citizens and would be allowed to self-impose for ten days after returning from “yellow list” countries. Don’t have to separate. , which includes Italy and almost all 27. Those arriving from France would instead have to be quarantined.

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No quarantine for EU citizens from Monday

Currently, only UK residents who have been vaccinated by the National Health Service (NHS) can avoid quarantine upon return from abroad. The new rules will be effective from Monday morning. European or US citizens will still have to take a test before landing in Great Britain and then on the second day after their arrival. Czechs should not create difficulties at the borders for European citizens, as “green passes” will be recognized.

So there will be reciprocity with many European countries that already accept the British “Covid Pass”. Italy is not among them, given that for now Rome does not recognize the legality of vaccines made in the United Kingdom. The situation is more complicated for US citizens, who do not have an online pass, but only a paper document indicating the event. certifies vaccination. Despite this, London has acted unilaterally to facilitate arrivals from the US without waiting for a bilateral agreement.

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In fact, the United States has decided to keep restrictions in place and not only do not accept British Covid passes, but also do not allow people to enter the country because of fear in Great Britain over the past two weeks. are. “Importing” the version. Delta. US citizens are “strongly discouraged” from traveling to the UK.

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