Will Delay in Easing Effect Foreign Travel

Easing Delayed Yet Again!

Senior ministers agree to sign off on the decision to delay the lifting of all legal restrictions on social contact.

This means capacity limits for sports, pubs and cinemas will remain in place, and nightclubs will have to remain closed.

Boris Johnson will confirm the delay at a news conference later – at 18:00 BST.

England was due to move to stage four of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on 21 June, allowing venues and events to operate without capacity limits and restrictions on guests at weddings would be lifted. But many scientists have called for a delay in the reopening to enable more people to be vaccinated and receive their second doses.

What does this mean to foreign travel?

Here are the rules for travelling to green, amber, and red list countries.

Green List:

The Green List includes only a small number of countries and territories, including IsraelSingapore and Iceland.

If you are returning from a green list country, you must:

You do not need to quarantine unless your day-two test is positive, or NHS Test & Trace says you have travelled with someone who tested positive.

Amber List:

Most countries are on the amber list, the government advises people not to travel to amber destinationsalthough the holiday industry has accused it of sending out mixed signals.

On returning from an amber list country, you must:

It may be possible to end quarantine early in England if you pay for an additional test under the test-to-release scheme.

Red List:

Red list countries are those the UK government says are at the highest risk from Covid and should not be visited “except in the most extreme of circumstances”.

Dozens of countries are on the red list, including India, Pakistan, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa.

If you have been in one in the last 10 days, you can only enter the UK if you are a UK or Irish national, or UK resident.

If you are returning from a red list country, you must:

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