The British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly, revealed arrangements that are currently in the final stages to allow those coming from the UAE to enter the United Kingdom without being subject to the mandatory quarantine currently imposed, provided that they are fully vaccinated against the “Covid-19” pandemic. It will take effect on the 4th of next October.
The minister added in a tweet on Twitter: “We are currently finalizing arrangements with the UAE to include its citizens and residents in our plans to open our outlets for those who have received a full vaccination, starting from the fourth of next October.”
Cleverly’s tweet followed another tweet by the Secretary of State for Transport in the British government, Grant Shapps, last Friday, in which he stated that: Travel rules related to the “Covid-19” pandemic In the United Kingdom, it will be subject to modification from the fourth of October, and the color scheme currently in force will be replaced by a unified red list, imposing mandatory quarantine in hotels, in addition to rules regarding vaccinated and non-vaccinated travelers from other countries, according to the Emirati newspaper, Al Bayan.
Although no specific guidance on travel requirements to the UK has been released for residents of the UAE, it seems likely that the requirement to stay in a mandatory 10-day quarantine in a British hotel, which is currently in place, will be changed.