From 4am Monday 4 October, you will qualify as fully vaccinated if you are vaccinated either:
- under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine programme overseas
- with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines. This only applies in the countries listed above. So travellers need to have been vaccinated in one of the countries listed, but if they have had a variation of one of the four vaccines in those countries, that’s OK.
As such, it is not the case that anyone who has had a variation of one of the four vaccines, irrespective of where they had it, will be exempted from quarantine. It has to have been in one of the countries listed, and the list will hopefully be expanded with time.