UK’s New Green List for Mid July

UK’s New Green List for Mid July

The British government has released the latest changes on its international travel list.

On 14 July, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced changes to the green, amber, and red lists ahead of the major lockdown easement coming into play next week.

Four more destinations will be added to the green list and the green watchlist. From 4 AM on Monday, 19 July, travellers from these destinations will not have to self-isolate for 10 days on return, regardless of their vaccine status.

New additions on the green list are:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

Updated Green List

All arrivals to the UK need to present a pre-departure test. Although people coming back from green list countries don’t have to be quarantined, they still need to take a PCR Covid test on day 2 of their arrival back into the UK.

The countries currently on the UK green list as of 17 July are:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria 
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia 
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong 
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan 
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Although mainland Portugal and Spain and other holiday destinations remained on the amber list, with the new quarantine rule for the vaccinated, travellers will still be able to skip the mandatory quarantine.

Check our blog post for the new rule for the vaccinated.

New Additions to the Red List

There are also new additions to the red list, meaning all travel is effectively banned from these countries.

Joining the red list are:

  • Cuba
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar
  • Sierra Leone

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