12 countries on green list as government reveals full traffic light system


Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has revealed the 12 green list countries. In a reside press convention from Downing Road, Shapps introduced that worldwide journey will restart as deliberate on Monday 17 Could utilizing a traffic light system, with green list, amber list and pink list countries that means completely different guidelines round testing and quarantining for every.

‘We wish a summer season during which we are able to reunite household and associates, journey to locations we love. We need to begin trying outward once more,’ Shapps stated.

The green list countries that require you’re taking one pre-departure take a look at and one PCR take a look at upon return to England or Wales – however all-importantly don’t necessitate quarantine on arrival within the UK are:

New Zealand
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island

Lisbon, Portugal

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The amber list countries, which require dwelling quarantine, a pre-departure take a look at and PCR assessments on days two and eight of isolation embody: France, Spain, and Greece.

The pink list stays largely unchanged, with journey from countries with variants of concern or excessive Covid charges requiring particular lodge quarantine at a value of £1,750. They embody South Africa, Brazil and India. Shapps introduced that Turkey, Maldives and Nepal may even be added to the list.

Shapps additionally revealed that the lists shall be revisited each three weeks, with modifications more likely to be made with restricted discover if vital.

It’s anticipated that a lot of Europe will make the green list over the summer season when vaccination charges ought to proceed to rise and Covid instances ought to have continued to drop additional.

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