UAE to move to UK's 'Amber' travel list on August 8

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Starting August 8, UAE travellers heading to the UK can skip hotel quarantine, and self-isolate at home for 10 days instead.

It comes after the UK government moved the UAE to the Amber travel list.

Travellers will also have to take relevant COVID-19 tests 3 days before arrival and another one on day 2 and 8 of arrival.

Payments for the tests will have to be done in advance, with an option to take a test on day 5 for an early release.

Anyone who has been fully vaccinated in the UK, USA or Europe will not need to self-isolate and only need to take a PCR test on day 2.

The approved vaccines are Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

Unvaccinated travellers or those who have had vaccines of other manufacturers will still need to self-isolate at home for 10 days.

The changes also apply to travellers from Qatar, Bahrain and India to the UK.

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