TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FOR UK TRAVELLERS
The future of travel for English and Welsh residents all hangs on the traffic light system – a new system that will introduce a Green, Amber and Red list of countries, with each colour meaning different rules around testing and quarantining. Scotland and Northern Ireland will have different rules on international travel, which are yet to be revealed. Here is the update effective from the 19th of July. If you are departing from other countries the team can help you navigate your journey and we will update you as things change.
One pre-departure test up to 72 hours before returning to the UK (type unspecified).
One PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England/Wales.
No quarantine unless a test is positive.
VACCINE PRIVILEGE: The UK government has announced that people who have had two doses of the Covid vaccine will be able to travel into England from 'amber' countries without quarantining, although they will still need to be tested
Amber countries include Spain, Italy Greece and France.
One pre-departure test.
On arrival, passengers must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 per person.
PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine (included in the quarantine hotel package).
Passengers must book and agree to pay for a quarantine package before departing for the UK.
There are 43 red list countries in total, with Maldives, Turkey and Nepal the most recently-added. Brazil, South Africa and India are also on the list.
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