People who were fully vaccinated in the US or European Union will no longer have to isolate when arriving in the UK from an amber list country.
A decision to allow fully vaccinated EU and U.S. travellers into England without having to isolate is expected shortly and the new rules could come into force as early as next week, a government source said on condition of anonymity.
Senior cabinet ministers are to discuss allowing fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US to avoid quarantine when they arrive in England.
A review of the rules is due by 31 July - the second date in the Department for Transport's plan for a safe return to international travel.
"The UK... is falling behind its EU rivals in international trade by being slow to remove restrictions," Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said in a statement on Monday.
The European Medicines Agency has approved use of Moderna's Covid vaccine for children aged between 12 and 17.
The UK has unveiled a new set of demands to redraw the post-Brexit trading arrangements it agreed with the EU for Northern Ireland.
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