The latest announcement on travel and Covid has, I confess, left me confused. It appears that someone from overseas, with documents proving they have been double-vaccinated with a reliable covid vaccine, may enter the UK without having to quarantine, providing they test negative. UK citizens, on the other hand, must still self-isolate at the first ping of their test and trace app, even if they have already had two jabs. ‘The science’, we are told, means this will remain the case until 16 August. In short – we are happy to accept the certification of vaccination for a foreign country, but not our own.
Meanwhile, the overseas travel traffic light system changes so frequently that it’s often confusing. This week, we were told that France had to return to an ‘amber plus’ rating, which obliges all arrivals from France to go into quarantine, supposedly due to a higher prevalence of