After over a 12 months of lockdowns and restrictions, many are determined to depart residence and go overseas for some much-needed escapism.
However earlier than anybody books a vacation, they need to examine the traffic light system, which units out the foundations travellers must abide by when coming back from every vacation spot.
The most recent modifications, introduced on Thursday, come into pressure at the moment – 19 July. The checklist has been criticised by many, together with journey trade leaders and teams representing passengers rights. Labour says the federal government has “prompted chaos with the mishandling of journey restrictions on the border”.
Listed here are the brand new nations being added to the purple, amber and inexperienced lists, which at the moment are in pressure as of Monday 19 July at 4am BST.
The Inexperienced Record
The next nations are new additions to the inexperienced checklist:
Croatia and Taiwan may also be added to the inexperienced watchlist. This implies these nations are doubtlessly vulnerable to shifting from inexperienced to amber at quick discover if circumstances begin to rise.
If you’re getting back from a inexperienced checklist vacation spot, you continue to have to offer proof that you’ve got examined damaging for COVID earlier than you journey and take one other check on the second day after you land.
The Amber Record
The next nations are new additions to the amber checklist:
For these to have moved from inexperienced to amber is irritating for individuals who had booked holidays there.
Boris Johnson has previously said: “I believe it is essential for individuals to know what an amber checklist nation is: it’s not someplace the place try to be occurring vacation, let me be very clear about that.
Different guidelines to pay attention to embrace modifications for individuals who have been double jabbed. From 19 July, if travellers come again from an amber checklist nations and have been totally vaccinated for at the least 14 days, they are going to now not must quarantine or take a check on the eighth day of you being again within the nation. This solely applies to those that have had their jab by way of the NHS.
France has additionally been made an exception to this rule, with even double vaccinated travellers needing to self-isolate after returning.
You will need to be capable of present proof of your vaccination standing to earlier than coming again to England. This may also apply to individuals on a formally permitted UK COVID-19 vaccine medical trial, and youngsters below the age of 18 from 4am BST on Monday 19 July.
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If you happen to shouldn’t have the vaccine…
Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from amber nations want to offer proof of a damaging check end result previous to journey, self-isolate at residence for 10 days, and take a check on the second and eight day after arrival. As earlier than, additionally, you will have the choice to take an extra check on day 5 and finish your 10-day self-isolation early, in the event you check damaging.
Watch: Balearics to go amber and Croatia to inexperienced
The Crimson Record
These nations have been added to the purple checklist:
It’s not suggested to journey to purple checklist places. Nevertheless if you’re coming from these locations, vaccinated or not, you’ll have to self-isolate in a managed quarantine lodge. Additionally, you will have show that you’ve got examined damaging earlier than journey and take a check on day two and eight after arrival.
All arrivals into the UK should proceed to finish a passenger locator kind.
The lists in full
The nations already on the inexperienced checklist are:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
The nations on the inexperienced watch checklist are:
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory
Antigua and Barbuda
British Indian Ocean Territory
Israel and Jerusalem
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
The nations on the amber checklist are:
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Prepare dinner Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Greece (together with islands)
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Portugal (together with the Azores)
Sao Tome and Principe
Spain (together with the Canary Islands)
St Kitts and Nevis
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
United States (USA)
Wallis and Futuna