The British government has made a decision according to which from July 19, British tourists returning from countries from the “amber list”, who have been vaccinated with both doses of vaccine, no longer have to isolate themselves for ten days.
This is clearly encouraging news for the tourism industry across Croatia, as now Brits will be able to travel to Croatia, which is on the amber list, and will only need a PCR test not older than 72 hours when they return home. Mandatory self-isolation for children under 18 is also abolished. And this move is very good news for Dubrovnik considering that guests from Great Britain are key to Dubrovnik tourism. Currently, anyone returning from countries on the amber or red list must isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccine status. Mr Shapps stated that “In essence, this means that for fully vaccinated travellers the requirements for green and amber list countries are the same.”
However, in a controversial move the UK Transport Secretary announced that only vaccines given by the NHS will actually count. Meaning that tourists wishing to travel to the UK, or indeed British citizens who have been vaccinated outside of the UK will still have to self-isolate upon arrival in the UK. Any traveller to the UK who hasn’t been vaccinated by the NHS will still have to isolate for ten days.