From 4am Monday 4 October, the UK will start accepting UAE vaccines.
The rules for travel from countries not on the UK red list will depend on your vaccination status.
The four approved vaccines include:
- Pfizer BioNTech
*Sinopharm is NOT included in the UK’s approved list of vaccines.
The following formulations of the 4 listed vaccines qualify as approved vaccines as well:
- AstraZeneca Covishield
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria
- Moderna Takeda
You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.
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If you qualify as fully vaccinated you will have to:
- Book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
- Complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
- Take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England
Under the new rules, you will not need to:
- Take a pre-departure test
- Take a day 8 COVID-19 test
- Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days after you arrive in England
You will NEED to show proof of vaccination (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that includes, as a minimum:
- Forename and surname(s)
- Date of birth
- Vaccine brand and manufacturer
- Date of vaccination for every dose
- Country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer
If your document from a public health body does not include all of these, you must follow the non-vaccinated rules. *If not, you may be denied boarding.
More information here.
The latest decision was announced by Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, following updates to the vaccination app
🚨 | NEW ✈️We will be accepting UAE vaccination certificates from 4th Oct following updates to their vaccination app 🇦🇪. As a major transport hub which is home to many British expats, this is great news for reopening international travel, boosting business & reuniting families 🏡
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) September 22, 2021