Amber list scrapped & NO PCR test - New covid travel rules in England

Amber list scrapped & NO PCR test - New covid travel rules in England

New covid travel rules, no PCR test and an overhaul of the travel traffic light system have been simplified in England with a single red list, and no PCR test for fully vaccinated, from 4 October.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also said eight countries would be taken off the red list from Wednesday.

As well as Turkey, Pakistan, the Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya are also being removed from the red list. They will come off the red list at 4 am on 22nd September.

The transport secretary said the new travel rules would remain in place “at least until the new year”.

Covid travel rules; No PCR test & No Amber list

It means people returning from places such as Turkey and Pakistan will no longer have to stay in a 10 mandatory hotel quarantine.

The Metro says a huge shake-up to how international travel will work as the coronavirus crisis continues is expected to be announced later today.
The Metro says a huge shake-up to how international travel will work as the coronavirus crisis continues is expected to be announced later today.

For fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to have negative covid tests for those returning to England.

Under the new testing regime, people who have had both jabs will not need to take a pre-departure test before leaving any country, not on the red list.

And Mr Shapps said later in October, they would be able to replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper, rapid lateral flow test.

While travel is a devolved matter, the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish governments have often followed the UK government’s rules during the pandemic. Wales said it would “carefully consider” the proposed changes.

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