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What countries are on the green list? Travel rule changes come into force today

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The latest travel rules amid the Covid-19 pandemic have come into force today and passengers on arrivals from Canada and Denmark will not need to isolate.

The Government introduced a traffic light system for international travel and countries are placed on ‘green’, ‘amber’ and ‘red’ lists depending on their coronavirus threat.

Finland, Switzerland, the Azores, Liechtenstein and Lithuania are also on the “green list” after Department for Transport changes, which were announced on Thursday (August 26), came into affect at 4am today (Monday, August 30).

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Travellers from Thailand and Montenegro – which now have ‘red list’ status – now need to isolate in quarantine hotels.

All arrivals must take at least one Covid test, but many countries have banned UK residents from entering.

Travellers arriving from ‘green list’ countries do not need to quarantine on their UK return, whether they are double-jabbed or not.

They still have to be tested before their return to the UK, however, and book a test for day two after their return, and fill in a passenger location form.

Only British or Irish nationals and UK residents are allowed into the country if they have been to red list countries. They then have to pay to self-isolate in a government-approved quarantine hotel.

The travel industry has criticised the UK’s changing travel rules, with airlines saying the system risked making international travel “more expensive, burdensome and uncertain compared to other countries”.

Travel lists are currently updated every three weeks and the system is similar for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Which countries are in the updated green list?

  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica/British Antarctic TerritoryAntigua and Barbuda
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • The Azores (not including mainland Portugal)
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Madeira (not including mainland Portugal)
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

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Rules you must follow to come to England from a green list country

  • A pre-departure test needs to be taken 72 hours before travelling home, which can be a lateral flow or PCR test.
  • The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) lists accredited testing companies for each country. You may be denied boarding if you do not have evidence of a negative Covid-19 result.
  • A PCR test must be taken within 48 hours of arriving back in England.

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