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Petition Remove UK quarantine for all fully vaccinated people from Amber list countries

The government needs to remove quarantine for all fully vaccinated people arriving in the UK from Amber list countries. Most other countries in Europe are now doing this and the UK risks being left behind.

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There should be enough data to show that those vaccinated carry very little risk of testing positive for Covid, making the restrictions unnecessary at best. At worst it’s a waste of police resources to check on people and the tests seem like a money making scheme. We should be able to trust the vaccine works and and open up the UK again, especially for those desperate to see loved ones living overseas. It will also allow people to holiday in Europe freely as other countries already do this.

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Government statement on self-isolating and testing for international travel

MPs questioned Secretary of State Grant Shapps on international travel following the Minister’s statement on Thursday 8 July.

In his statement he outlined the rules for self-isolating and testing for those who are fully vaccinated.

The Government have announced that from 19 July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine roll-out will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England.

They will still be required to take a test three days before returning—the pre-departure test—demonstrating that they are negative before they travel and a PCR test on or before day two, but they will no longer be required to take a day eight test.

Find out more about how this will work:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quarantine-free-travel-to-resume-on-19-july-for-fully-vaccinated-passengers-returning-from-amber-list-countries

Read the Government statement here:
https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-07-08/debates/BA6E7D0C-D3DB-4AFC-9A23-53248DDB30B2/InternationalTravel

Watch the statement on Parliament Live TV:
https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/32d9e5ac-547c-4dfb-af3e-99b294aeb674?in=11:33:42

What is a ministerial statement?

Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of MPs, often at short notice.

You can find out more about them here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/statements/

Ministers are the MPs and members of the House of Lords who are in the Government. They are appointed by the Prime Minister and each given a specific area of government policy to oversee, for example education, health and social care, or national defence.

Some senior Ministers are also referred to as Secretaries of State. Ministers speak on behalf of the Government during parliamentary debates and must answer questions put to them by other MPs or members of the House of Lords.

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