In detail: UK travel ‘traffic light’ countries

Where can I travel from the UK?

Full list of the latest country classification under the UK travel ‘traffic light’ system. We will update this list regularly as changes are announced. You can find the full restrictions by clicking below…

Last updated: 27 Aug 2021

 

Green

These locations require one test within 72 hours of flight back to the UK and a PCR test must be taken on or before Day 2 of your return back in the UK. No quarantine is required when returning to the UK.

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  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Azores (Portugal)
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • The Falkland Islands
  • The Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Switzerland

In addition, on 24th June the Government announced the Green Watch List. These countries have the same status as the Green list above, but are subject to constant review and higher probability of moving to amber with little notice

  • Anguila
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Madeira
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Henderson, Ducie and Oneo Islands
  • Taiwan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Amber

These locations require pre-departure test, PCR tests on Days 2 and 8 upon return (with the option to pay for an extra test on Day 5 to be released from isolation early), plus quarantine for 10 days at home. From July 19 this no longer applies to those who are fully vaccinated (or those under 18) however tests are still required before arrival back to the country and on Day 2 of your return.

Don’t forget to check the latest restrictions between any two destinations here

There is no specific list of Amber countries – any country that falls between Green ‘no quarantine’ or Red ‘hotel quarantine’ is classified as Amber. A number of travel favourites are currently Amber, including:

  • British Virgin Islands
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal (minus Azores)
  • Spain (including Islands)
  • Switzerland
  • Vietnam
  • UAE
  • USA

Red

Only UK nationals and residents permitted to travel (no visitors) to these destinations. The additional restrictions are as follows: hotel quarantine at a cost of up to £1,750 per person for 10 full days upon return, with pre-departure tests followed by tests on Days 2 and 8. Direct flights from the red-listed nations are banned.

Don’t forget to check the latest restrictions between any two destinations here

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • La Reunion
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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