The move is part of a package of measures to revive the tourism industry that will also see the UK’s borders begin to fully vaccinated visitors from the US and EU.
But to the ire of travel chiefs, the US refuses to reciprocate – the British are still subject to a travel forbid.
Amber-plus France will also not be covered by the unused rules immediately – which means people traveling to and from there will have to be quarantined.
Italy is the only other country in Europe to apply restrictions to Britons, with arrivals from the UK forced into isolation for five days.
Under the unused moves, cruise ships will be competent to leave the UK and dock at foreign ports, with vaccinated passengers exempt from isolation at home provided they have only visited the amber list countries.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Whether it’s a family reunion, or a company that benefits from increased trade – this is a progress we can all like.”
Speaking from the vaccination center in Little Venice, west London, Health Minister Sajid Javid said he had no concerns about easing measures at the border.
He said, “The reason we’re competent to make these changes is, first of all, our vaccine defense wall — with nine out of 10 adults with one hit, and seven out of 10 adults with two shots.
“But also, the United States and the European countries that are part of today’s announcement have very thriving vaccination programmes.
He added that the move would be a “boost for the economy” but would also be “safe from a public health point of view”.
Labor deputy leader Angela Rayner called the plan “reckless,” noting it would make it easier for more infectious unused variants to come here without restrictions.
Welsh First Minister Mark Druckford reluctantly agreed with the decision, saying “we probably wouldn’t have made it for ourselves”.
Scotland later confirmed that it would succeed the alike rules.
Oxford professor Sir John Bell urged greater action, saying: “If people are vaccinated twice, they are protected. It’s that simple.”
We have to pay to begin the door much more quickly.
“No matter what the boundary controls are, you won’t quit the variables from arriving.”
Tory Sir Roger Gale said it couldn’t be better news for the travel industry “which is on its knees”.
Travel expert Paul Charles said the decision “will inject vital cash into the economy, and aid preserve the summer.
But British Airways chief Sean Doyle urged ministers to put pressure on US President Joe Biden to begin his borders to Britons as soon as conceivable.
Mr Doyle said: “With Covid cases in the UK declining while vaccinations persevere to rise, now is the time for the government to aid secure the reopening of the UK-US travel corridor, move more low-risk amber countries into the green. The current exorbitant test that is not in line with our neighbors.”
“The industry has worked extensively over 18 months to develop improved protocols that protect guests, crew and the destinations we visit,” said Andy Harmer, of the Cruise Lines International Association.
“We’ve seen increased interest since local cruises were allowed in May,” said Ryan Johnston, of holiday company Destinology.co.uk.
But with the announcement made in late summer, many Britons decided to stay indoors.
This means the accommodation boom could donate the UK a billion-dollar boost, and create hundreds of thousands of additional jobs
West Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District are expected to see the biggest booms, according to think tank The Resolution Foundation.
But in June, the number of UK tourism jobs was 11 per cent below pre-crisis levels, not including the hundreds of thousands who took leave.
Meanwhile, cases of Covid are down 37 per cent in a week – from 44,000 final Wednesday to 27,734 yesterday.
The figure rose to 4,000 on Tuesday but is still one of the lowest levels this month.
There have been 91 more deaths, and 825 hospitalizations.