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I am an EU citizen that has been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the US, and I will visit the UK on Aug 4, 2021, from an amber list country (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#amber-list). I saw that the UK will drop the quarantine requirement for those that have been vaccinated in the EU or US and are arriving after 4am on Aug 2, 2021 from an amber list country.

Source:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-travel-update-government-waives-quarantine-for-arrivals-fully-vaccinated-from-europe-and-usa-while-also-confirming-international-cruise-restart.

However, it says in the link above that

Those vaccinated in the US will also need to provide proof of US residency.

My question: Since I am not a US resident, what is going to happen in my case? Can I avoid quarantine? Does anyone know if there is a way to ask the UK authorities this question?

Thank you very much!

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  • It would be better to contact your consulate in the UK, since they will be more likely to have a contact within the UK government that could clarify the situation. If you have returned to the EU, try to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate which may help. Otherwise, without knowing the reason why this condition has been added, you should assume it will be enforced. Jul 29 at 2:38
  • You could always get an extra vaccine dose as a measure of last resort. J&J would be the quickest option if available locally.
    – JonathanReez
    Jul 29 at 4:23

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