The UK Governments travel lists – Green, Amber and Red – changes are formally live as of 04:00 today.
As a reminder, Portugal moves to the Amber List of countries, whilst the seven other countries have been added to the red list including:
- Costa Rica
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad & Tobago
The full lists can be found at
Arrivals from both Amber and Red lists will need to
- Complete a passenger locator form
- Complete a pre-departure COVID-19 test
In addition, arrivals from Amber List Counties will need to book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England and
Upon arrival, they must quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days and take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8.
Travellers from Red List Counties must take a COVID-19 test before travel and book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests.
On arrival in England, you must quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests.
The full Red List
The list of 50 countries in the red list includes:
- Cape Verde
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- French Guiana
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The Green List can be found here.
When will we find out what changes there will be next?
The lists (Green, Amber and Red) are due to be updated on the 24th of June. If there are major changes (both lateral and bilateral), we will cover them as soon as we get them.
And hopefully, not from a minister who spouts it on the television, but through proper channels and releases.
Unless they keep us all hot-footed and announce emergency changes – as has happened before.
Is this nothing but a hot mess?
The Boris Merry-Go-Round keeps on giving, if you like it or not – if out of an abundance of caution, or to keep people visiting Little Britain.
I am not sure which at this time if I’m going to be blunt.
For those of you who were hoping for a “normal” travel season, I would throw that idea in the bin for now, until at least the UK Government gets less twitchy about variants or trying to balance the political nature verses the virus verses the needs of its people.
How long will that take?
Put it like this – How long/much is a government length of string?
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