Travel to the UK: which countries are on the red, amber and green list?
There are all the rules for UK travelers hoping to soak up the sun in the weeks to come.
Austria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will be added to the green list on August 8, following the latest travel update.
Meanwhile, 16 countries remain on the “green watch list” and could suddenly be moved to the color orange.
India, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will move from Red List to Orange List, meaning new arrivals will no longer have to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel.
Mexico, Georgia and the French overseas territories of Réunion and Mayotte join the red list.
The government has also increased the price of hotel quarantine. From August 12, the cost for solo travelers at a quarantine hotel in England will drop from £ 1,750 to £ 2,285.
How does the traffic light system work?
• Green: Travelers must take a pre-departure test and a PCR test no later than the second day of their return to England. Vacationers who test negative will not need to self-quarantine on their return or take additional testing, cutting the cost of post-holiday testing in half.
• Green watchlist: country at risk of turning orange
• amber: Double-vaccinated British holidaymakers returning from an Orange List country will no longer need to self-isolate from July 19. The arrivals, which are not doubly stung, must be quarantined for ten days. Unvaccinated people must take a pre-starting test and PCR test on day two and day eight with the option to “test to release” on day five to end self-isolation earlier. Those who are vaccinated must pass a test before arrival and a test on the second day of their return to the country.
• Red: Those returning from Red List countries must stay in a managed quarantine hotel for ten days which they must book before their trip. Travelers should complete pre-departure testing and PCR testing on days two and eight.
Which countries are currently on the green travel list?
Antarctica / British Antarctic Territory
Austria (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
British Indian Ocean Territory
Germany (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Latvia (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Norway (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
Romania (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Slovakia (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Slovenia (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Which countries are on the green watch list?
If a country is at risk of going orange, it will be added to the green watch list.
Currently, the following countries are on the watch list:
Anguilla, Antarctica / British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Grenada, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie Islands and Oeno, Taiwan, Turks and the Caicos Islands.
Any advice on what to do in Green List countries?
Which countries are currently on the orange list?
Austria (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Bahrain (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Bonaire, Saint-Eustache and Saba
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Georgia (until 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Germany (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Greece (including islands)
India (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Latvia (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Mayotte (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Mexico (until 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Norway (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Portugal (including the Azores)
Qatar (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Meeting (until 4 a.m. on Sunday 8 August)
Romania (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Slovakia (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Slovenia (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Spain (including the Canary Islands)
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Vincent and the Grenadines
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Which countries are currently on the red list?
Bahrain (until 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Georgia (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
India (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Mayotte (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Mexico (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
Qatar (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
Meeting (from 4 a.m. on Sunday August 8)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (until 4 a.m. Sunday 8 August)
What you should know about PCR testing
Mr Shapps told the Commons in April that a supplier had said he could offer the tests for £ 44.90 each.
When will the next travel review take place?
The green, orange and red destination lists are updated every three weeks. The next update is the last week of August.
Will other countries be added to the green list?
There are many popular holiday destinations with Covid-19 rates that are currently lower than in Britain.
However, the low number of cases is only one factor that the government considers when considering adding a destination to the allow list.
They also look at vaccination rates, variants of concern, and whether a country is good at genomic sequencing.
What is a quarantine hotel and how much does it cost?
Travelers must complete ten days of quarantine that begins at 12:01 am on the first day after arrival.
A Covid test should be performed on the second and eighth day. Guests are allowed to leave the hotel after ten full days provided they are negative for the virus.
Transportation is provided from the airport to the hotel and passengers who have parked at the airport will need to extend their parking period.
Full board is provided as part of the quarantine package which includes three daily meals, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and water.
Travelers must pay £ 1,750 for their stay, with an additional rate of £ 650 for children over 12 and £ 325 for children 5 to 12.
From August 12, the cost for solo travelers at a quarantine hotel in England will drop to £ 2,285 under new government rules.
There is no additional charge for children under five.