Travel list update: The EIGHT countries moving off the red list

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Travel list update: The EIGHT countries moving off the red list

Today the Government has announced the latest updates to its rules around international travel. It has made changes to the green, amber and red tra

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Today the Government has announced the latest updates to its rules around international travel. It has made changes to the green, amber and red travel lists. These lists dictate the rules which Brits will have to abide by when travelling abroad. Here are the eight countries which have been moved from the red list 

Today the Minister for Transport, Grant Shapps, announced which countries had been moved from the red list. 

From September 22 at 4am eight countries will be moved from the red travel list. 

Holiday makers will be pleased to hear these countries will no longer be on the red list:

  • Turkey
  • Pakistan
  • Maldives
  • Egypt
  • Sri Lanka
  • Oman
  • Bangladesh
  • Kenya 

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The Azores region of Portugal remains on the green list. 

What changes will there be to the travel rules

As well as updating the travel lists, the Government also announced it would be changing the rules around international travel. 

Grant Shapps announced in a tweet, that the Government will be simplifying the rules around international travel from October 4. 

He wrote: “We’ll also be introducing a new simplified system for international travel from Mon 4 Oct, replacing the current approach with a single red list and simplified measures for the rest of the world – striking the right balance to manage the public health risk as No.1 priority.”

Anyone who arrives into the UK from a red list country will be subject to the tighest restrictions. 

This includes a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and mandatory PCR testing on day two and eight.

The government states “you should not travel to red-list countries or territories.”

When a country is moved onto the amber list these restrictions are significantly relaxed. 

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