When is the next travel update

When is the next travel update?

When will the next review take place? as well as the latest UK restrictions are explained

The amber and green lists have been joined into one group of countries with low risk as well as the quantity of destinations in the red list is decreased

The Government has announced that the traffic light system for travel is being overhauled, and being replaced with a simpler two-tier system.

The green and amber lists have been merged to form one category of low-risk countries, and the number of destinations on the red list is being reduced.

Additional focus will be placed on vaccination status, with double-jabbed people enjoying far more freedom to travel.

 

When are travel rules changing?

The first changes took place on September 22 on the 22nd of September, when the eight nations have been taken off the list of red countries.

Turkey, Pakistan, the Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya all were added to the amber list..

From 4 am on October 4, the new system was put in place.

How are the rules changing?

According to the new system, there is going to be two groups that will be”red “no-go” list and the rest of the world.

Hotel quarantine is in effect for all countries that are on the red list regardless of the status of vaccination. This means anyone arriving in the UK from one of these countries will have to quarantine in a government-designated hotel for 10 days, at a cost of over PS2,200 for a solo traveller.

People who have been fully vaccinated (those who had their second vaccination at least 14 days prior to entering the UK) do not need to isolate themselves when returning from another country.

However anyone who is not double-jabbled will have to remain in isolation even if they are returning from a country that was previously listed on the green list this was not the situation.

The traffic light system required every person had to pass the Covid testing (PCR or also called lateral flow) during the period of three days prior to their return to the UK.

This rule will be scuttled for people who have been fully vaccinated starting on October 4, removing the cost as well as hassle of traveling out of the country.

However, it will be in effect for those who do not get double-jabbled.

People who have been fully vaccinated will be able to avoid the current requirement to undergo an PCR test prior to or on the second day of their return to the UK “from later in October” Transport Secretary Shapps announced. This will be replaced with an easier test for lateral flow.

The government has still waiting to announce an specific date for the change.

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you are likely to have to undergo the PCR test on day two and eight, similar to what they are for countries on the amber list. It is also possible to take another test on day five in order to get out of isolation earlier.

When is the next review?

Since the system of traffic lights was implemented, there has been a review at least every 3 weeks The countries are also changing lists based on assessments by the government of the data.

These reviews usually take place scheduled on Thursdays or Wednesdays however, the most recent review was on the 17th of September on a Friday, because of the cabinet change.

Changes tend to be in effect by 4am, just four days following the review, which gives the people enough time to return from a place where the rules are changing as needed.

The regular reviews are scheduled to continue and the next review scheduled for either the 7th or 8th of October.

 

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