England’s government will open some of its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from the United States and Europe next week, The Guardian reports.
Visitors can enter the UK, although decisions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be taken separately. The country opens the door for a revival of travel firms, and airlines’ share prices bounced on the news.
On July 29th, Boris Johnson’s cabinet announced fully vaccinated travellers from Europe and the US will be able to enter England without quarantine. Thus, the last summer month could be extremely fruitful for the touristic sector. The news becomes a huge stimulus to the tourism and aviation industry, which has been lobbying for a change for at least six months.
UK revises its travel policy as COVID-19 vaccination pace accelerates
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confessed that he’s “increasingly confident” more nations will be added to the green and amber lists of countries. From August 1st, international travel will continue to open up in the future.
Meantime, the Britons are receiving the vaccine shots to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 infection. According to the latest data, the pharma plant AstraZeneca has earned the company $1.2 billion in the first half of 2021 by selling only a COVID-19 vaccine.
The pharmaceutical corporation has already shipped 319 million doses this year. The jabs are sold at cost and AstraZeneca said it’s not making a profit from the drug.