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I wonder if anyone out there has had the experience to answer this. I am a US citizen but vaccinated here in the UK with the AstraZeneca vaccine which, if I understand correctly, has not yet been officially approved by the US. I am wondering if I will still escape quarantine when I go because of my double vaccination or if the fact that it was AZ will muddy the waters. Has anyone been in this situation ?3 Aug 2021
Looking at the various web sites (and living in Orlando where International flights have just restarted though not direct to the UK) I don’t see any quarantine requirements and certainly no mandatory hotel quarantines. To be honest it’s worse than any other time in the pandemic – particularly here in Florida – so there is MUCH more risk of catching it in the US than bringing it in from the UK. I am currently deliberating over whether I should go “home” next month to the Toon or more likely delay until Q1 2022
AZ is not currently approved in the US which will, in time I predict, muddy the waters but at the moment the waters are so opaque no one here can see their ___ from their _____ (fill in the blanks!). Fortunately the J and J IS approved by the EU so the UK will accept it for me as being fully vaccinated
1 user thanked author for this post.4 Aug 2021
The CDC website states the following:
* This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. This guidance can also be applied to COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (e.g. AstraZeneca/Oxford). See WHO’s websiteexternal icon for more information about WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccines.
So looks like you are ok with AZ5 Aug 2021
Many thanks for the feedback – looks like my trip should be fairly trouble free – apart from numerous PCR tests and mask wearing, but that is the today normal.
Appreciate the feedback.7 Aug 2021