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Covid: All countries to be removed from UK's travel red list

8 November 2021

From 4am on Monday 1 November 2021, the remaining countries on the UK’s red list were removed in line with public health advice.

Fully vaccinated passenger arrivals to the UK from Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Peru, Panama, Haiti and Venezuela will no longer have to quarantine in a hotel.

The red list system will be kept in place and a country could be assessed back on it should the cases rise.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said it was a ‘great boost for international travel and all passengers, businesses and the travel sector.’

Also, from Monday 1 November 2021, over 30 countries were added to the list of nations and territories whose Covid vaccinations are recognised by the UK.

This means eligible travellers with appropriate proof of vaccinations from these countries will now qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to the UK.

Since 24 October 2021, fully vaccinated passengers arriving into England from non-red list countries have been permitted to use a cheaper lateral flow test upon arrival.    These passengers will also be able to chose to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test from 31 October 2021 when arriving to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Travellers are advised to continue to check travel guidance before, during and after travel to keep up to date with the current entry requirements. Furthermore, non-UK citizens without UK immigration permission may need to apply for a visa prior to travel to the UK.

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