The Home Office recently announced that beginning Nov. 22 it would accept all COVID-19 vaccinations approved by the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL).

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 22, travelers eligible to enter England will be considered fully vaccinated if they received a WHO-listed vaccination at least 14 days before arrival.
  • To qualify for the fully vaccinated rules for entering England, individuals must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine issued by:
    • The U.K. or U.K. overseas vaccination program.
    • The United Nations vaccine program.
    • One of countries listed here.

Additional Information: Individuals can travel to England without qualifying as fully vaccinated but must follow modified entry rules. Travel lists, entry restrictions and health protocols in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales may differ from those in England.

BAL Analysis: Travelers should check the specific requirements for their destination before planning travel to the U.K. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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