Category: Visiting UK

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

UK’s Simplified International Travel & Countries Off the Red List

The United Kingdom has made some major announcements regarding international travel making visiting England a little easier.  Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced via Twitter that from 4 October, there will be a single red list of countries from where travellers arriving in England must stay in a government-supervised hotel. The current system is separated…
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UK Plans to Drop PCR Travel Tests

Overseas travel has been back for months and according to reports, air travel is on its way toward recovering from the slump due to the pandemic.  Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may save travellers from a ton of headaches when travelling and will allow travellers to skip quarantine. However, some countries have rules which oblige travellers…
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Post-Brexit: EU Passport Required When Travelling to the UK

EU nationals as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will no longer be able to use their country’s national identity cards as a means of entry into the UK from the end of September. Previously, travellers who had citizenship in EU countries could use their national ID cards to enter the UK. However, from…
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UK Travel Update: New Countries on the Green List

On 4 August, the British government announced the latest round of changes to the traffic light system. Several EU countries have been added to the UK’s green list. This means people travelling to England from these countries will not need to self-isolate, even if they haven’t been vaccinated. Travellers from Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia,…
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UK Travel Update: UK Relaxes French Travel Restrictions

On 4 August, the British government announced that travellers from France to England will no longer need to be quarantined upon arrival provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The UK Department for Transport said it had taken the decision after a drop in the proportion of cases of the Beta variant of COVID-19 in…
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