The epidemiological situation in the world is changing all the time. Therefore, most countries update information on a weekly basis about who and under what conditions can enter for tourism, business or family reasons. The latest UK update happened tonight.
A large number of countries use the “traffic light” system, where the green list includes the safe countries, the orange countries are at risk, and the red countries are the countries with a critical epidemiological situation.
Entry to England and Northern Ireland – New Rules
England and Northern Ireland are abandoning a system in which countries are divided into 3 colours, ranging from the safest to the most dangerous. only remains red list of countriesAnd the vast majority of countries are in Africa and Asia, where the epidemic situation is critical.
People entering England and Northern Ireland are exempt from testing if the country they come from is not on the red list. This rule only applies to people who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZenecka, and Johnson & Johnson. Fully vaccinated individuals are defined as those who have received all acceptable vaccine doses, and at least 14 days have passed since the last dose.
Unprotected travelers, even from countries outside the red list, they must take three tests – before departure, on arrival on the second and eighth day of stay. In addition, all unvaccinated persons are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine. It can be shortened if the test taken no later than the fifth day of arrival is negative.
All visitors are required to complete a website form.
Entry rules for Wales and Scotland
In case Driving to Wales or Scotland, additional tests are still required. The first must be done before arrival and the second after arrival. Only vaccinated people need to complete a localization form and submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 test. In addition, travelers who have not been vaccinated are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine, as in the case of entry into England and Northern Ireland, to take two additional tests – on the second and eighth days of stay in quarantine.
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