As of yesterday (May 17), Covid-19 restrictions on international travel have been relaxed in Britain following the latest milestone in the government’s roadmap.
Airports, ferry docks and train stations in England, Scotland and Wales are starting to hum again with the buzz of enthusiastic tourists leaving for overseas destinations for the first time in months.
However, going on vacation isn’t as easy as finding the best deal from an airline or travel agent, packing your bags, and making sure you can find your passport.
Many the rules are in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country, as some destinations are still struggling to tackle the coronavirus.
With that in mind, the government has established three lists – green, orange and red – which detail the countries to which people can travel without needing to self-isolate.
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However, even with Green List destinations, anyone traveling to these locations will still need to take a Covid test before departure and again on return.
Here are the three worklists for England and the locations listed there.
The government recently confirmed that 12 sites would be on this list:
- the falkland islands
- Faroe Islands
- New Zealand
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
The government says on its website that before traveling to England, passengers must take a Covid-19 test, book and pay for a “ second day Covid-19 test ” to be taken after arriving in England and complete a passenger locator form.
After arriving in England, a quarantine period is not required unless the NHS Test and Trace app informs you that someone who has traveled on the same service has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The next level is called ‘orange’ and before traveling to England, passengers must meet the same requirements as Green List destinations.
However, in addition to this, anyone arriving in England must self-quarantine at home or where they are staying for 10 days and also take a coronavirus test on or before the second day and on or after day eight. .
The government says quarantine may end early if travelers “pay for a private Covid-19 test via the Test to Release diagram“.
If a passenger is traveling to the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, they do not need to take a Covid-19 test or quarantine if they “don’t.” has not been outside the common travel area for the past 10 days, ”the government adds.
The list of destinations in the orange category is much longer than the green one.
It includes the following locations:
- Greece – including islands
- UNITED STATES.
The full list can be found on the government website here.
The most stringent of all measures concerns destinations on the red list.
People have been advised not to go to these places due to the rate of coronavirus cases there.
Anyone who travels to any location on the list must self-quarantine at a managed hotel for 10 days and take two coronavirus tests during that time.
Among the nations on the red list are:
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
The full list can be found here.