UK government given approval for more COVID19 vaccines easing under-18 travel
In an important development, UK government given approval for more COVID19 vaccines easing under-18 travel from 22November 2021 onwards. It is good news for agents and students focused on study in the UK, there is new travel and border guidance from the British government: “From 4:00 am Monday 22 November, COVID-19 vaccines on the WHO Emergency Use List (EUL) will be recognised and all under-18s coming to England will be treated as fully vaccinated at the border.”
Newly recognised COVID19 vaccines are therefore Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing, and Covaxin India, which will open the door to fully vaccinated students coming from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and India. These WHO EUL vaccines join Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca (including Covishield), Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) as approved vaccines in the UK.
The UK government statement shows that “not required to take a pre-departure test, day 8 test or self-isolate upon arrival. Instead, passengers will just need to pay for a lateral flow test to take before the end of their second day, post-arrival.”
Regarding the new treatment of all under-18s as “fully vaccinated,” this means that under-18s will not have to self-isolate upon arrival. The UK government states: “They will only be required to take 1 post-arrival test and a confirmatory free PCR test if they test positive.” This news is obviously very important for the many UK educators whose specialisation is the Junior student market. This news of UK government given approval for more COVID19 vaccines easing under-18 travel from 22November 2021 onwards is very pertinent now.
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