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On 17th September, the UK Government announced changes to international travel and the traffic light system where countries are divided into colour codes; red, amber and green.


From 4th October 2021, this will be replaced with a single Red List of countries. The rules for travelling to countries NOT on the Red List will depend on vaccination status.

 

FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

If you are completely vaccinated for a minimum of 14 days prior to travelling overseas, when returning to the UK from a country NOT on the Red List you must:

•    Book and pay for a Day 2 Covid-19 test 
•    Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
•    Take a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 after your arrival in the UK

You do not need to:
•    Take a pre-departure test
•    Take a day 8 Covid-19 test
•    Quarantine
 
FOR NON-VACCINATED TRAVELLERS 

If you are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated, when returning to the UK from a country NOT on the Red List you must:

•    Take a pre-departure test up to 72-hours before returning to England
•    Book and pay for a day 2 and day 8 Covid-19 test
•    Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
•    Quarantine at home for 10 days
•    Take a Covid-19 test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine

Quarantine can end early on day 5 with a negative result of an additional Covid-19 test under the Test To Release scheme.
 

RED LIST TRAVEL

If a vaccinated or non-vaccinated traveller visits a country on the Red List in the 10 days prior to travelling to the UK, you must:

•    Take a pre-departure test up to 72-hours before returning to England
•    Book a quarantine hotel package including two Covid-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and 8 of self-isolation
•    Complete a passenger locator form 48-hours prior to arrival
•    Quarantine in a managed hotel for 10 days 

 
THE CURRENT RED LIST IS:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, 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.

FROM MONDAY 11th OCTOBER ONWARDS: 
Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

For more information on travel and coronavirus, read our FAQs here.
Lauren Godfrey

Lauren Godfrey is a Marketing Manager

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