A number of countries could be at risk of being moved back to the UK government’s red list.
There are currently no countries on the red list, but as cases surge around the globe, the travel list could imminently change.
In a travel review last week, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that no countries or territories would be downgraded to the red list.
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The last countries to be removed from the red list were Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela which were removed last month on October 18.
However, Mr Shapps issued a stark warning that the government is “prepared to add countries and territories back if needed”.
Europe is currently at the centre of a spike in Covid cases with Austria moving into a full-blown lockdown today (November 22).
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Germany is also facing a surge in cases, which Chancellor Angela Merkel warned was in the midst of a “dramatic” fourth wave.
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands and Slovakia are also seeing a spike in infections with seven-day averages at an all-time high in all six.
Belgium is similarly seeing a surge as well as Croatia, which has been creeping up since late August.
Croatia has also seen a rise since late August and has been shown as an issue of concern by Mr White.
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Earlier this month, changes were made to airport Covid-testing for travellers arriving in the UK, outlining that fully-vaccinated travellers no longer need to book and pay for PCR tests.
They do however still need to use lateral flow tests which are considerably cheaper than the PCR tests.
Travellers should check with their airlines for the latest rules and updates ahead of their journey.
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