Friday, 03 December 2021 07:19 GMT

England to recognise Qatar-administered vaccines exempts vaccinated from quarantine

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: In its latest update to international travel rules, England has changed the red, amber, green country list to a single list of countries, simplifying visitors on vaccination status. 

Jon Wilks CMG, British Ambassador to Qatar shared this update on his social media stating that England will recognise Qatar-administered vaccines starting from October 4. This means that most travellers from Qatar will no longer need to quarantine on arrival in England. 

The UK Government travel guidance stated travel from October 4, 4am, from the rest of the world, if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days with a full course of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea or Taiwan – mixing between two-dose vaccines (Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna) in this list is also recognised. 

This means that travellers must book and pay for day 2 Covid-19 test to be taken after arrival in England; complete passenger locator form - any time in the 48 hours before arrival and take a covid-19 test on or before day 2 once arrived. 

The new directive exempts them from taking a pre-departure test, taking a day 8 Covid-19 test, and from quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days after arriving in England. 

Travellers must carry a document proving their fully vaccinated status from the national public health body that includes forename, date of birth, vaccine brand and manufacturer, date of vaccination, and country or territory of vaccination.


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