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London Stansted and Southend Airport: Updated countries changing onto red and green travel lists

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Holidaymakers will be pleased to see a number of countries have moved to the green list as part of the government’s latest travel update.

Switzerland, Canada and Azores are among several countries moved from the amber list to green – meaning people who aren’t fully vaccinated yet will no longer need to self-isolate on their return to the UK.

Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein and Lithuania have also moved from amber to green.

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For residents who have already had both jabs, there will be virtually no difference to their travel plans as they already didn’t need to self-isolate on return.

Moving from the amber to red list are Montenegro and Thailand meaning anyone travelling there must quarantine for ten days in a hotel on their return with the hefty price tag of £2,285 per adult.

Despite hopes from many it would move onto the amber list, Turkey remains firmly in the red list among many others until the next travel review.

The changes announced by the government today will come into force at 4am on Monday, August 30.

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A spokesman for Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said the “small number of green destinations” is making international travel from the UK “more expensive, burdensome and uncertain compared to our neighbours”.

He went on: “Too many families are having to look over their shoulders for rule changes and pay through the nose for tests, with no sign from Government that this will change.

“As has already happened across Europe, it’s time for a more proportionate system where tests are dropped for the fully-vaccinated and from destinations where Covid risks are low, with tougher measures targeted at a small number of high risk countries.”

Every country on the red list

Afghanistan

Angola

Argentina

Bangladesh

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Congo (Democratic Republic)

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

French Guiana

Georgia

Guyana

Haiti

Indonesia

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Maldives

Mayotte

Mexico

Mongolia

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Réunion

Rwanda

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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