Government cuts travel red list to seven countries

The UK authorities has confirmed 47 nations and territories will likely be faraway from its pink record, making it simpler for extra folks to journey overseas to a bigger variety of nations and territories.

Passengers returning to England from these locations will not be required to enter resort quarantine.

The adjustments come into impact from Monday at 04:00.

Eligible totally vaccinated passengers and eligible below 18s getting back from nations and territories not on the pink record, can achieve this with only a day two check.

Other passengers who are usually not totally vaccinated with an authorised vaccine getting back from a non-red vacation spot should nonetheless take a pre-departure check, a day two and day eight check and full ten days self-isolation (with the choice of check to launch on day 5).

Also introduced at this time, from Monday, eligible travellers vaccinated in over 37 new nations and territories together with Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey, can even be handled the identical as returning totally vaccinated UK residents.

That is as long as they haven’t visited a pink record nation or territory within the ten days earlier than arriving in England.

The newest journey replace builds on the announcement from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office earlier this week that it has lifted recommendation in opposition to all however important journey for over 30 nations and territories.

More advisories will likely be removed as nations and territories come off the pink record, making it simpler for folks to be coated by insurance coverage when travelling to a wider record of locations.

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, mentioned: “With half-term and winter solar across the nook, we’re making it simpler for households and family members to reunite, by considerably reducing the variety of locations on the pink record, thanks partly to the elevated vaccination efforts across the globe.

“Restoring folks’s confidence in journey is vital to rebuilding our economic system and levelling up this nation.

“With less restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to move safely forward together along our pathway to recovery.”

Only seven locations now stay on the pink record – Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Julia Simpson, chief government of the World Travel & Tourism Council, known as for the record to be scrapped completely.

“There is not any justification for a pink record to stay within the UK.

“Other nations have realised that blanket nation measures are not wanted and as an alternative assess on particular person danger and whether or not travellers have been totally jabbed.

“While this is great news for countries such as South Africa which have been severely impacted by their red list status, welcoming all fully-vaccinated travellers, regardless of country of origin is key to restarting safe international travel.”

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