Hopes for a US-UK travel corridor are dwindling as concerns grow that UK citizens with an AstraZeneca vaccine could be banned from traveling to America. A British diplomat stressed the importance of the approval of AstraZeneca in the United States.
“AstraZeneca is proving to be a real problem. If the United States does not recognize this, it means that millions of Britons will not be eligible to travel if we accept a new corridor, ”he told the Financial Times.
The AstraZeneca vaccine has yet to be approved in the states and complicates the situation for Britons trying to travel even though they are fully vaccinated.
This follows the rapid spread of the Delta variant which has prompted many European countries to crack down on Covid-19 travel restrictions.
The Financial Times reported that a conclusion is unlikely to be reached on the US-UK travel corridor and that talks are expected to last until August and possibly even September. .
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Visitors entering Portugal will need to self-quarantine for 14 days if they are not fully vaccinated.
Spain is another country that requires travelers to be fully vaccinated upon arrival.
Hong Kong will stop all passenger flights to the UK from July 1 and has added the UK to the ‘extremely high risk’ Covid-19 list.
The Hong Kong government explained in a statement that the ban was introduced due to “the recent rebound in the epidemic situation in the UK and the widespread strain of the Delta variant virus there, coupled with a certain number of cases with L452R mutant virus strains detected by tests of people arriving from the UK ”.
Just under 45 million people in the UK have received their first vaccine, with the government expanding vaccination to the under 25 age group.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-28 23:52:00