The rules around travel have been made slightly easier to understand after the government ditched both the green and amber lists.
There are now just two categories – a red list and a rest of the world list – and these were designed to simplify the system for UK travellers.
However, the rules are somewhat more relaxed for tourists who are double jabbed.
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Testing requirements have been reduced for eligible fully vaccinated travellers who now no longer need to take a pre-departure test when travelling to England.
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Anyone testing positive on their return home will still need to isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test, at no additional cost, which would be genomically sequenced to help identify new variants.
But testing for unvaccinated passengers from non-red countries remains.
Passengers who aren’t recognised as being fully vaccinated with authorised vaccines and certificates under England’s international travel rules, will still have to take a pre-departure test, a day two and day eight PCR test and self-isolate for 10 days upon their return from a non-red list country under the new two-tiered travel programme.
Test to Release will remain an option for unvaccinated passengers who wish to shorten their isolation period.
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The next review into what countries and territories stay on or are added to the red list is likely to come on either October 27 or October 28, with changes possibly coming into play from 4am on November 1.
The countries and territories that make up the no-go list include Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
All passengers arriving into England from a red list country, or those who have been in a red list country or territory in the last 10 days, will still have to quarantine at a managed quarantine service facility for 10 days upon their arrival in England.
This is at the cost of over £2,000 for an adult.
It’s important to note that the rules you’ll need to follow will also depend on each individual country, so it’s vital you check before you travel.
This could include, for example, a pre-departure test, passenger locator cards or the need to isolate when you arrive at your destination.
It’s important to check before you travel.
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