UK Travel Update: UK’s Red List And Relaxed Lockdown Rules
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UK Travel Update: UK’s Red list – Where can you Travel?
UK’s Red list relaxed lockdown rules
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0:00 – The UK’s Red List: Where Can You Travel this Summer
01:47 – UK Travel Update: UK’s Red list relaxed lockdown rules
UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the latest easing of lockdown restrictions will go ahead on 17 May.
With the news that the next set of lockdown restrictions will be eased, people are looking forward to more freedoms.
02:12 – Easing England’s Lockdown
According to the latest government guidance, starting 17 May hugging between people from different bubbles will be allowed for the first time since the restrictions began.
People will also be allowed to travel overseas again, as long as they follow the rules set out in the Government’s ‘traffic light’ system. However, this system is constantly changing, with new countries being added and removed from each of the red, amber and green lists depending on their Covid situation.
03:32 – UK’s High-Risk Rules
As the British government gears up for the next stage of reopening, it has issued rules that you must follow if you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.
Leisure travel into countries part of the “red” list is not permitted.
If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the past 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.
If you need to travel into these countries, you must follow the official guideline before and after your trip regardless of your COVID vaccination status.
Before you travel to England you must:
* complete a passenger locator form
* take a COVID-19 test
* book a quarantined hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
* Quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests
To know the overseas travel rules for countries part of the “green” and “amber” lists, check out our blog posts about it.
04:57 – Full List of The UK’s “Red” List Countries
Countries on the Red List as of 12 May 2021:
* Angola * Argentina
* Bangladesh * Bolivia
* Botswana * Brazil
* Cape Verde * Chile
* Colombia * Congo
* Ecuador * Eswatini * Ethiopia
* French Guiana * Guyana
* India * Kenya * Lesotho
* Malawi * Maldives
* Namibia * Nepal * Oman
* Pakistan * Panama
* Paraguay Peru
* Qatar * Rwanda * Seychelles
* Somalia * South Africa * Suriname
* Tanzania * Turkey
* the United Arab Emirates * Uruguay
* Venezuela * Zambia * Zimbabwe
The list will be updated every three weeks so make sure to check which list your travel destination belong before your trip.
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