UK travel: Over 70 countries to be green listed

UK travel Over 70 countries to be green listed

The UK government is expected to consider over 70 countries for the UK’s green list for international travel.

Destinations under consideration are being reviewed by the Joint Centre for Biosecurity before the next update of the government’s traffic light lists is announced this week.

The government has however warned that not all countries under consideration will be given the green light.

Green list nations are with the lightest restrictions for returning travelers; arrivals entering the UK can forgo quarantine, regardless of vaccination status, and must take two COVID-19 tests.

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The entry requirements for the green list are now the same for amber list arrivals – but only if they are British nationals who’ve had both Covid jabs administered in the UK at least 14 days prior.

The UK Department for Transport is predicted to make its next update to the lists between 3 and 4 August.

Travel industry experts have tentatively forecast that at least around 10 destinations could go green in the coming weeks.

These countries may include Austria, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, and Vietnam.