The UK red travel list has been slashed to just seven countries

The UK government has cut its red travel list to just seven countries as it announced a series of changes to the travel system tonight.

As of Monday, October 11, the red travel list will be reduced to just seven countries, 47 countries are to be deleted from the list, said Transport Minister Grant Shapps on Thursday evening.

It follows the government’s previous decision to abolish their traffic light system to make it easier for travelers.

As of Monday, only Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will remain on the red list.

Mr Shapps also announced a relaxation of the rules for travelers entering England from different countries from Monday.

As of that date, passengers with fully vaccinated status from 37 new countries and territories including India, Turkey and Ghana will be treated like fully vaccinated UK passengers, meaning they will no longer need to self-isolate upon arrival in England.

“The measures announced today mark the next step as we continue to open up travel and provide stability for passengers and industry while staying on the path to keep travel open forever,” Shapps tweeted.

The Welsh Government sets its own rules for international travel but has generally followed the same rules outlined by the UK Government.

According to the latest figures from Public Health Wales, eight other people have died from coronavirus in Wales.

Data released on Thursday October 7th also showed there were 3,400 new positive cases, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 372,029. Read the latest update here.

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