Fully vaccinated Americans can visit England and Scotland without quarantining beginning Monday, a long-awaited change for travelers.

“We’re helping reunite people living in the U.S. and European countries with their family and friends in the UK,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on .

The updated travel requirements from the U.K. government applied only to England, but authorities from Scotland – which sets its own policies – said the country would also waive its 10-day isolation period requirement for fully vaccinated people from the European Union and U.S. .

Northern Ireland and Wales had yet to announce plans to end their quarantine mandate as of Wednesday afternoon.

The lifting of the England quarantine requirement comes just a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department .

U.S. citizens have been allowed

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