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Old 17.07.2021, 14:39
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Discrimination to expats living overseas

Hi everyone,

I was going through the latest travel update from the UK gov last night.

In case you havenít heard I have attached the statement below.
Update on entry requirements for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The devolved administrations will align their entry requirements with England from July 19 and 26 respectively. Last week, the UK government announced relaxations to the entry requirements for arrivals in England from amber-listed countries, including Switzerland and Liechtenstein, coming into effect on July 19.

The same regulations will apply in Scotland and Wales from 19 July and in Northern Ireland from 26 July, meaning that the following people will no longer need to quarantine or take a day-8 test:

➡️Anyone who is fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK
➡️Children aged under 18
➡️Anyone participating in a formally approved UK vaccine clinical trial

Further information is available at:

➡️England: gov.uk/government/news/quarantine-free-travel-to-resume-on-19-july-for-fully-vaccinated-passengers-returning-from-amber-list-countries

➡️Scotland: gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/overview/

➡️Wales: https://gov.wales/next-steps-towards...first-minister

➡️Northern Ireland: executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/statement-executive-decisions-8-july-2021

The UK government is working to extend these arrangements to other fully vaccinated travellers in due course. We will update you when we have more information.


The above statement is from the British embassy in Berne.

The statement from my understanding states that even if you have been vaccinated by a regulated vaccine which is approved by the government in England you can not come in unless it was injected by a NHS professional.

I have had both of my jabs at the Congress centre in Basel so obviously it wasnít done by the NHS.

The new rules are for any brits apart from France brits who have had their jabs can enter from Amber countries as if they were green. Unfortunately it doesnít apply to nationals overseas.

There is roughly 5 million British expats all over the globe I donít know about anyone else but itís seriously messing with mental health.

I have my son in the United Kingdom Iím going to bite the bullet and pay for all the amber testing but itís very expensive.

How do fellow British expats feel about the announcement?
Where is the best place online to get cheap day 2 and 8 testing kits?

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Best regards,

Nick.
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Old 17.07.2021, 15:52
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Re: Discrimination to expats living overseas

I found this on a a website called better2know

Covid-19 Day 2 Test Only
Suitable for Green Arrivals and Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrivals - 89 quid

These 'rules' don't make sense anyway. CH has an infection rate of 28 per 100k pop., the UK is over 300. I realise your circumstances are not the same, so best of luck but I am no hurry to go back for a visit.

EDIT - The UK Health secretary - double jabbed - has covid, two for two.
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Re: Discrimination to expats living overseas

"Fully jabbed travellers returning to England and Wales from France will still have to quarantine from Monday.

From 19 July, adults who have been double jabbed in the UK arriving from amber list countries will not need to isolate for 10 days.

But the government said the easing would not apply to France due to "persistent" cases of the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa.

There are concerns vaccines may not work as well against the Beta variant.

The Beta variant accounts for about 10% of new infections in France, but that includes the Indian Ocean territories of Reunion and Mayotte, where the variant is near-universal."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57869880

And we already have a thread covering this topic.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...nts-covid.html
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Old 18.07.2021, 18:10
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Re: Discrimination to expats living overseas

I'm fully vaxxed as well and I have legal matters to attend to back in Scotland. I still have a house there, but I'm not prepared to go if it means quarantining. I'd planned to have the house completely cleared, redecorated and rented out in spring 2020, had all the quotes for everything done on my last trip Feb 2020 then this situation started. So far I've had about 6 lots of flights to Edinburgh and back cancelled, have got return flights to Edinburgh at the end of September but we're already assuming we're not going.

Also worked out the other night we've potentially lost about 15k in rental income and it's a pain as I'm shelling out about £236 a month on council tax, plus I have to keep it heated and maintained and insured while I'm not there. I also have management fees to pay to the factor.

I think ex-pats are getting an unfair deal from the UK Government, but on the other hand all we can do is ride it out as best we can. I know people who have sadly had to attend funerals online, yet those involved with government seem to think they can do what they like and it's no wonder a lot of people are getting angry.
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Re: Discrimination to expats living overseas

They keep saying you must not get a second set of Covid vaccinations of another manufacturer or country. But I know some who have. They’ve got a NHS app verification and an EU one. And they are still alive. It’s bureaucracy at its maddest and that invites cheating.
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