Britain has relaxed its quarantine rules for the amber list countries, although the UAE still remains on its red list.
The UAE has been on the UK’s red list since January 29.
Fully inoculated British residents returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine. However, anyone vaccinated outside of the UK who wishes to visit will still need to quarantine, unless they are travelling from a green list country.
The UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Schapps has said, however, that discussions are taking place to relax amber list rules for people vaccinated outside of the UK.
He described it as “another step to fully reopening international travel”.
Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA) said that the UAE’s continued presence on the UK’s red list for travel cost Britain over USD 66 million in a single week in June.
Reacting to the latest news, the BTA described it as “a vital kickstart for British businesses“.
However, in a statement, the organisation added: “We urge the government to prioritise international protocols for overseas business travellers so we can completely take our place on the global trading stage.”