The traffic light system - where can you travel to without quarantining?
The new traffic light system has now been announced for each of the UK nations and we have much more clarity on where we can travel to without quarantining when we arrive back in the country. We're excited to say that as of the 17th May travel is now allowed again. The new list of Green, Amber and Red has given us clear understanding on where we can travel to and whether we have to quarantine or self-isolate on our return.
What does Green, Amber and Red mean?
Countries in the Green list require no quarantining on your return to England or Scotland. Those on the Amber list will require you to self-isolate at home for 10 days on your return. If you travel to a country on the red list you will be required to book a 10-day hotel quarantine and testing package for each member of your group before departure.
It's still a bit of a minefield knowing where can we travel to, how many tests we need to take and whether we'll even be allowed in. This is why we at tripAbrood have created our super easy interactive map to show you where you can go without quarantining on your return and what you need to be aware of as you travel.
We'll be updating this as and when new information is available.
In order to travel back from a country in the green zone you must:
- Take a private Covid test in your holiday destination up to 72 hours before returning - this can be a lateral flow test or a PCR test
- Fill in a passenger locator form online before leaving your destination
- Take a private PCR test on or before day two of your arrival in England
- No need to quarantine on return, or take additional tests, unless the post-arrival test is positive
The countries in the Green List are:
- New Zealand
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands
- St Helena, Tristan de Cunha and Ascension Island
All our data is sourced from https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice