I have a ferry ticket to England on August 14, I’m German and fully vaccinated. As of August 2, I could travel to England and not having to quarantine. But since I’m driving through France, I’m not sure if I still have to quarantine once I’m in England. I haven’t found anything on the web, and calling the Auswärtige Amt in Germany gave me two different answers, both of them not helpful.

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The latest situation, as announced in the evening of 4 August is that from 4am on Sunday 8 August people fully vaccinated in the UK, Europe or the US arriving from either France or Germany don't have to quarantine.

Anyone arriving in England before 4am on Sunday 8 August who has driven through France has to quarantine.

The UK government website says "This includes any fully vaccinated individual who transits through France from either a green or another amber country to reach England."

(There is an exemption for the Eurostar from Belgium which travels through France without stopping, but it's not relevant in your case.)

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    Amazingly, my original answer was outdated within hours as the government announced a change to the rules - see update in first paragraph.
    – djr
    Aug 4, 2021 at 21:54
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    Thank you so much!! I can’t find this information on the official websites though, can you post a link where you found this? EDIT I found the info on the website. This really helped so much!
    – Kerstin
    Aug 5, 2021 at 7:04
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    Makes you wonder how people arriving at 3am on 8 Aug are so dangerous they have to quarantine, but arriving an hour later on 8 Aug makes you safe. :/
    – FreeMan
    Aug 5, 2021 at 12:09
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    @FreeMan the entire quarantine system is basically a sham (except for Australia, New Zealand, China, which have hotel quarantine for all). Its all security theater and thus not supposed to make any sense whatsoever.
    – JonathanReez
    Aug 5, 2021 at 16:27
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    Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so, @JonathanReez. Makes me wonder how long it will take before everyone else starts to realize that. </OT conversational rant>
    – FreeMan
    Aug 5, 2021 at 17:30

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