Travel questions

Are tourists considered fully vaccinated if flying home two weeks after a second jab?

Simon Calder answers your questions on quarantine rules, visiting the continent and pre-departure tests

Friday 23 July 2021 22:16
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<p>You must have had your final dose at least 14 whole days before you arrive in the UK</p>

You must have had your final dose at least 14 whole days before you arrive in the UK

Q My son will receive his second NHS Covid vaccine on 17 August. Will he be considered fully vaccinated on 31 August when we would be flying back?

Claire M

A This is relevant only if you will be flying back from an amber country, so I presume that is the plan. As from 19 July, anyone who has been fully vaccinated by the NHS need not self-isolate on return from an “amber list” country (unless it is France, which has been placed in a special amber plus category from which mandatory quarantine continues). So there is a great deal to be said for being fully vaccinated when on arrival.

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