I am a bit confused by this article. What exactly is the policy in the UK about vaccines and quarantining? Because it seems like they are saying it's not the vaccine but the country, which is weird.
I had a feeling the European policy would be problematic in the U.K. (and I’m still waiting to see if it will be problematic in the U.S.). Due to the transmissibility of delta, the one dose + recovery from C19 crowd is a sizeable group, and EU countries have shown little movement to abandon their science-based policy and give this group second doses sooner only to appease non-scientific, arbitrary, and political pressures.
I can’t tell for sure what the U.K. policy is from this article, but I do know the specific batch is relevant to some countries. Many U.K. travellers were initially barred from EU countries because they had received doses of certain Astra Zeneca batches manufactured in India. Apparently each batch is approved separately? Basically, ethnic and poor people were being banned because they had received the same vaccine made at a cheaper facility.
Another one of the litany of reasons I’m opposed to vaccine passports while nevertheless encouraging everyone to be vaccinated.