Fully Vaxxed Americans Can Visit The UK Without Quarantine Soon But Canadians Still Can’t

Canada has been left off a new update to England's travel restrictions.👇

Fully Vaxxed Americans Can Visit The UK Without Quarantine Soon But Canadians Still Can’t
Senior Editor

Sorry, Canada! The United Kingdom has updated its travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated travellers from the United States and "many European countries" to skip quarantine upon arrival in England, starting in August.

Fully vaccinated Canadians, however, will still be required to quarantine.

Sharing the announcement on July 28, Britain's secretary of state for transport said the update would "[help] reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK."

It means that from August 2 at 4:00 a.m., fully vaccinated travellers from eligible countries will be permitted to skip quarantine upon arrival in England and skip the day-eight COVID-19 test, too.

It's worth noting that these rules will only apply to passengers arriving in England, although travellers are permitted to continue on to other parts of the U.K. via land.

The British Department for Transport confirmed that travellers from Canada must continue to quarantine for 10 days after arriving in England and take a COVID-19 test on the eighth day, with limited exceptions.

"We are taking a phased approach to restarting international travel while protecting public health," officials told CBC News. "We want to welcome all international visitors back to the U.K. and are working to extend our approach to vaccinated passengers from important markets and holiday destinations."

Earlier this year, Canada was also left off the United Kingdom's "green list" for travel.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.