The new travel system came into effect, the traffic light system was abolished, and a simpler two-layer layout was adopted.
The green and amber lists have basically been merged into the new “Other Worlds” list, but the red list remains the same.
Travel rules are now further tied to vaccination status, with double-jab people visiting countries other than the Red List without taking a Covid test or self-quarantining upon arrival before returning to the UK. I can.
Despite the simplified system, the Department of Transportation (DfT) is expected to continue to update the list every three weeks, as with traffic light systems.
When is your next travel review?
Since the introduction of the traffic light system, reviews have been conducted every three weeks, and each country is changing the list based on the evaluation of the data by the government.
These reviews were usually done on Wednesday or Thursday, but the final review was on Friday, September 17th due to a cabinet reshuffle.
The changes tend to take effect at 4 am, four days after the review, giving people time to return from the country where the rules have been changed as needed.
These regular reviews will continue, with the next update scheduled for October 7th or 8th. We anticipate that a few countries may move between the two lists and that in some quarters the Red List could be significantly reduced.
Senior Whitehall sources said Me The government’s purpose was to “continue to reduce the number of Red List destinations with each review,” but refused to withdraw the number of countries to be removed in more than 40 reports.
Brazil, Mexico, and even South Africa could be removed from the list requiring forced hotel quarantine, and Thailand is understood to be more “marginal.”
What are the new travel rules?
The new system has two categories: the red “no-go” list and the other world.
Hotel quarantine will continue to be implemented in all Red List countries, regardless of vaccination status. This means that anyone arriving in the UK from any of these countries will need to be quarantined in a government-designated hotel for 10 days, and one traveler will cost more than £ 2,200.
Fully vaccinated people (those who received a second jab at least 14 days before arriving in the UK) do not need to self-quarantine after returning from another country.
However, non-double jabs should be quarantined for 10 days, even if they return from a country that was not previously on the green list.
The traffic light system required everyone to undergo a Covid test (PCR or lateral flow) in three days before returning to the UK.
This requirement has been abolished for fully vaccinated people since October 4th, eliminating the cost and hassle of traveling abroad.
However, it remains intact for those who are not double jabed.
Fully vaccinated people can also change the current requirement to have a PCR test “from late October” on the second day or earlier of their return to the UK, Secretary of Transportation Chaps said. This will be replaced by cheaper immunochromatography.
The government has not yet set the exact date of the change.
People who are not fully vaccinated are reported to need to undergo PCR testing on days 2 and 8, as they currently do in countries on the amber list. You can also take additional tests on the 5th day to get rid of quarantine early.