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:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Réunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe




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