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A Brand New System, For Cheaper, Easier Travel
As of September 17th, the UK travel list has had a complete overhaul. This should make travel abroad simple and cheaper for those people who have been vaccinated. There is no longer a traffic light system of green or amber lists to determine destinations. There are now only two lists. A ‘rest of the world’ and a ‘red’ list.
So, where can I travel to in 2021 ?
Rules for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should be checked via their respective Government pages.
Vaccination & Quarantine Rules
Rules For Rest Of The World
Rest Of The World – From Monday, 4th October, if you have received both vaccines, you will not need a pre-departure test for arrival in England. From October (dates to be confirmed), you will replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test.
Amber List – This list has now been scrapped. (Updated September 17th).
Rules For Red List
Red List – Anyone traveling back in England from a red list country must quarantine for 10 days. This will take place in a specially selected hotel. A Covid-19 test must be taken on the second and eighth day. All this is at the cost of the person/persons traveling. The price will increase for anyone over the age of 13 from August 12th.
Which Countries Are Listed As Rest Of The World By The Government And Where Can I Travel To In 2021?
Where can I travel to in 2021? We will keep a close eye on any announcements that add or remove countries to these lists. The Government will review countries on both lists on a three-week cycle. We will update our list to reflect on this.
Rest Of The World & Red List Countries – UPDATED September 17th
Travel To The Rest Of The World
Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados. Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica.
Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Israel. Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand. Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena.
Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands.
August 8th – Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania and Norway.
August 30th – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, The Azores and Switzerland.
Bahamas, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France. Greece (including islands), Italy, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain (including Canary and Balearic Islands), Thailand, USA, Vietnam.
August 8th – India, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE.
August 30th – Most countries remained amber, whilst only a handful moved up or down the list.
September 17th – A new travel list comprising rest of the world and red list destinations is now in place. Countries to be taken off the red list and added to the rest of the world are as follows. These will be effective from Wednesday 22nd September – Turkey, Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, Oman and Sri Lanka.
Red List Countries
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi. Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba.
Dominican Republic. Ecuador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar.
Namibia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles. Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname.
Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
August 8th – Georgia, Mexico, La Reunion, Mayotte.
August 30th – Thailand and Montenegro.
Important Travel Information
They will continue to monitor countries on both these new lists.
Visit the UK government website for more information.
Foreign travel advice and a list of government embassies.
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