JEDDAH — Travellers from Saudi Arabia already vaccinated for Covid-19 in Saudi Arabia will not have to quarantine themselves upon arrival in the United Kingdom, as reported by the British media on Wednesday.
As per reports received, the UK government is all set to announce the decision, permitting entry to vaccinated visitors from countries on the UK’s “amber list” without going through isolation for up to 10 days from July 19.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, is expected to give out the details of the government’s plan on Thursday.
UK’s traffic light system for travel splits foreign countries into three categories. Travelers visiting countries on the government’s “green list” are not required to quarantine after returning. In contrast, a trip to an “amber list” country requires mandatory 10-day isolation at the person’s home.
Travelers arriving from the “red list” areas — these are deemed the highest risk —need to quarantine at a government-approved hotel at their own cost.