In a big travel update, four new countries have been added to the amber list—see the whole list of amber destinations.
In the most recent Government travel assessment, the AMBER list has undergone significant revisions. What countries are included in the amber travel list?
The results of the Department of Transportation’s current evaluation of the traffic light system for international travel have been released, and the green, amber, and red lists have all undergone major alterations. Continue reading to learn how the traffic signal system will change starting at 4 a.m. on August 8.
It has been revealed that seven new countries will be added to the green list.
Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, and Norway will be added to the green list as of 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 8.
The recent Government travel review also validated some adjustments to the amber list.
From 4 a.m. on August 8, India, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates will be transferred from the red to the amber list.
The red list was also expanded to include Georgia, Mexico, La Reunion, and Mayotte in order to “protect domestic vaccination deployment,” according to the Department of Transportation.
Although France remains on the amber list, the requirement that fully vaccinated newcomers from France self-isolate has been removed, putting France in step with other amber list countries.
When coming in England from an amber list country, people who have been completely vaccinated with a vaccination that has been approved and provided in the UK, US, or Europe do not need to quarantine.
At the most recent travel review, there was anticipation that Spain would join France on the ‘amber-plus’ list.
According to some sources, visitors from Spain may be subjected to quarantine upon arrival in England, regardless of their vaccination status, due to concerns about the Beta coronavirus type.
However, no additional travel restrictions have been imposed on Spain in the most recent travel assessment, and the country remains on the amber list.
Arrivals from Spain and its islands are urged to take a PCR test as a pre-departure test if possible, as a “precaution against the rising incidence of the virus and variations” in Spain, according to the Department of Transport.
The following countries have been placed on the amber list as of August 8:
There are now a number of places on the green list where British citizens can travel without fear of being quarantined when they return to the UK.
The following countries will be on the green list as of 4 a.m. on August 8: