04 Oct Green and Amber lists scrapped
Thankfully the UK’s complex traffic light system has been scrapped and replaced by a single red list.
If you have been to a red list country within the last 10 days before arriving to the UK, you will only be allowed entry to the UK if you are a British or Irish national or have residence rights in the UK. However, this means that you will need to comply with the following:
- Take a COVID-19 test 3 days before you travel to the UK
- Book a quarantine hotel package which includes two Covid-19 tests
- Complete a passenger locator form
You must do this even if you are fully vaccinated.
The testing regulations have been eased for those who are vaccinated and are travelling from non- red list countries. Travellers must have either been vaccinated in the UK, EU or USA and must take a PCR test on day 2 of their arrival to the UK.
People who have not been full vaccinated, will need to take a pre-departure test, PCR test on days 2 and 8 after they return and must self-isolate for a period of 10 days at home.
Currently the red list is as follows, this will be reviewed by the government every 3 weeks and updated on the link below:
- Cape Verde
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- French Guiana
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago