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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/16a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/16a)
DRAKE IS EXTREMELY WEALTHY
And not just in Canadian dollars. (9/16a)
KACEY TURNS A PAGE
A close reading of star-crossed (9/10a)
TOP 20: RE-CERTIFIED
The Toronto Raptor strikes again. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
Blighty Beat
QUARANTINE RULE SCRATCHED
7/29/21

 

The U.K. Government has announced that travelers from the U.S. and most of Europe who have been double-vaccinated will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England. The new rule goes into force beginning Monday (8/2) at 4am.

The go-ahead for the exception was given on Wednesday and is applicable to those who have had a vaccine approved by U.S. and EU medicine regulators. Those in Europe will need to show a digital COVID certificate while those in the U.S. can show the paper card they were given after being vaccinated. The only exception is France, which remains under the previous rules.

The previous rule said that only those vaccinated by the U.K.’s National Health Service were able to avoid isolation if travelling from a country on the Government’s amber list, have tested negative for COVID-19 before departure and again on day two of arriving.

The development will make playing shows in the U.K. a lot easier for those who have been vaccinated and arrives just as the live industry opens up again. As of 7/19, live shows at venues and festivals were able to go ahead without capacity limits although Covid passports are expected to become compulsory in late September. Then, full vaccination will be the condition of entry to nightclubs and venues—a negative test alone won’t suffice.