The government has announced that Brits can vacation and visit family in 47 more destinations around the world, as a big change to the red travel list has been announced.
Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced that as of Monday (October 11) only seven countries would be on the official red list.
South Africa, Thailand and Mexico are just a few of the countries and territories that have been removed from the Red List.
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The full list of countries remaining on the Red List with travel restrictions can be found below.
The changes will officially go into effect on Monday at 4 a.m.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted, “As of Monday (October 11th), I will be removing 47 destinations from our red list – including South Africa, with only 7 countries and territories remaining – all others will be included in the rest of the world” category. “
Seven countries remain on the red list
There are still seven countries that are on the UK’s official red list.
These are: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Before traveling to England from any Red List country, everyone must:
- Take a COVID-19 test – you must take the test in the 3 days before you travel to England
- Book a quarantine hotel package including two Covid-19 tests
- Fill out a passenger locator form
When you arrive in England, you’ll need to quarantine yourself at a managed hotel and take two Covid019 tests.
You must do this even if you are fully vaccinated.
The 47 countries were removed from the red list from Monday, October 11th at 4 a.m.
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Trinidad and Tobago