Almost all countries to be taken off UK travel ban list – with just 9 left

Almost all countries are slated to be removed from the UK’s red travel lists – there are only nine “prohibited” countries that you would reportedly quarantine if you visited.

The green and yellow lists have already been removed from the new rules that come into force on Monday, which means that people who have both vaccinations can travel freely to most destinations in the world without being under for 10 days after their return Must be quarantined.

Expensive traveler PCR tests are slated to be replaced with cheaper lateral flow tests by the end of this month.

Now The Telegraph is saying the 54 countries on the Red List – which the government says you shouldn’t visit – will be reduced to just nine.

That means vacations are happening again in places like South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia.

The changes are due to be announced on Thursday – and it is unclear whether Thailand will be removed from the red list.

They will come into effect in time to book vacations for the school half year at the end of the month, the reports say.

A source in Whitehall told this Sunday telegraph that the goal now is for the government’s travel policy to be “unnecessarily” restrictive.

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