New UK Government Guideline :
The government recently set out the details to enable UK residents who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine to travel to amber list countries without having to quarantine on their return to England, from Monday 19 July. A full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccine.
The changes will come into force from Monday 19 July at 4am. Those who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK and are returning from amber countries will still be required to complete a pre-departure test before arrival into England, alongside a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival. They will not have to take a day 8 test or self-isolate. Any positive results will be genomically sequenced to continue to manage the risk from importing variants.
Children under the age of 18 will not have to isolate when returning to England. While the recommendation that people should not travel to amber countries is being removed, children aged 4 and under will continue to be exempt from any travel testing.
Children aged 5 to 10 will only need to do a day 2 PCR and 11 to 18-year-olds will need to take both a pre-departure test and a day 2 PCR – as is the case for arrivals from green list countries.