International holidays are back in 47 countries as they have been removed from the high-risk red travel list today.
Mexico, Thailand and Tunisia have all been removed from the travel ban list.
The full list of Red List countries is now:
- Dominican Republic
The changes will come into effect from 4 a.m. on Monday, the government announced.
Travelers returning to England from countries not in the Red List will not have to quarantine in any hotel.
If the country is still on the red list, Brits will still have to pay for a 10-day hotel quarantine package upon their return to the UK.
If travelers leave the quarantine hotel before the completion of their 10 days, they will be given a coronavirus fine of £5,000, but that figure could rise to £10,000.
Also from Monday, travelers who have been vaccinated in 37 new countries, including Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey, will be treated the same as fully vaccinated UK residents.
Passengers will also be able to save hundreds of pounds because a photograph of the lateral flow tests will replace valuable personal tests.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “With the half-period and the winter Granthshala just around the corner, we are making it easier to reunite families and loved ones by significantly cutting the number of destinations on the Red List, thanks to the growth in the world.” Vaccination efforts across.
“Restoring people’s faith in travel is the key to rebuilding our economy and leveling up this country. With fewer restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to move safely together on our path to recovery. can.”
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our strong border measures have helped protect the unprecedented progress of our vaccination programme, and it is because of this success here and around the world that we can safely open up onward travel.” and we can meet friends and family abroad.
“We are now making it easier and cheaper for people to travel by allowing fully vaccinated travelers from non-redlist countries to use a lateral flow test on the second day of arrival, as long as they provide proof of use. We do.”
More travel restrictions have been lifted in the UK in recent weeks, with green and amber lists scrapped.
The Foreign Office this week also rescinded non-essential travel warnings against 32 countries, including Fiji, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
Brits no longer require pre-arrival COVID testing when returning from a country abroad, and can take a lateral flow on the second day instead of PCR testing, later this month.
An official date for the second-day Test rule change has not yet been given, but ministers have confirmed they expect it to be in time for the half-term of October.
Countries removed from red list
- Cape Verde
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- in swaziland
- French Guiana
- sierra leone
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago