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Green means go!

Things are looking up for international travel

With the Government introducing a traffic light system for international travel, categorising countries based on their risk along with the restrictions required for travel. We explain a little about how the traffic system will work.

Take a look at this graphic to shows what you need to travel including PCR tests and quarantines.

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Keep scrolling to find out where and when it's safe to travel, and don't forget, always double check official entry requirements for the country that you are travelling to.

And don't forget, from 0400 BST on Monday 4 October the traffic light system will change from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries. Any travellers who have been double-jabbed for at least 14 days will no longer need a PCR test before returning to England, they will only need a PCR test on day two of return, with plans to replace this with a lateral flow test in late October, saving you £££s.

Traffic light system explained

Green destination

You will need outbound and inbound pre-departures tests, there will be no need to self-isolate but PCR testing will be required on day 2 of your return to England.

Green destinations include:
Barbados
Singapore

Australia
New Zealand
Balearic Islands
Malta

Amber destination

You will need outbound and inbound pre-departures tests. From 19th July, if you are double vaccinated, there is no need to self-isolate but PCR testing will be required on day 2 of your return to England.
If you are not double vaccinated you will be required to self-isolate for a 10 day period on return to England along with PCR testing on day 2 and day 8. There may be an option to ‘test to release’ (reduce your quarantine period) by taking another test on day 5.

Amber destinations include:
Dubai
Spain
Greece
France

Red destination

You will need outbound and inbound pre-departures tests. On return to England you will be required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel for a 10 day period along with PCR testing on day 2 and day 8.

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