UK pink journey record: Remaining nations set to be eliminated

(CNN) — The UK plans to take away the seven nations remaining on its “pink” journey record from November 1.

This follows the UK introducing a brand new system for worldwide journey earlier this month, by which testing necessities have been loosened for a lot of absolutely vaccinated vacationers and locations have been designated both “pink” or “inexperienced.”

Whereas there’s quickly set to be zero nations on the UK’s pink record, transport minister Grant Shapps, who introduced the information on Twitter, stated the record will stay “as a precautionary measure to guard public well being” and that locations may nonetheless be added to the pink record if want be.

Inexperienced record guidelines

All UK arrivals, no matter nation of origin or vaccination standing, should full a Passenger Locator Type earlier than arriving within the UK.

Most absolutely vaccinated vacationers to the UK from inexperienced record nations now not want a pre-departure detrimental take a look at. This rule additionally applies to vacationers beneath 18.

All vacationers from inexperienced record nations to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire should guide and pay for a day two take a look at.

In England, vaccinated vacationers and most vacationers beneath 18 might now go for the cheaper lateral circulate choice as their day two take a look at.

Free NHS lateral circulate exams will not be for use, vacationers should order the exams from non-public testing suppliers, with a listing of relevant suppliers obtainable right here. Vacationers must add a photograph of their take a look at and reserving reference so as to confirm their outcome.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire nonetheless at present require all vacationers no matter vaccination standing to take a PCR take a look at on day two. Nonetheless Wales and Scotland are set to introduce day two lateral flows from October 31.

The Northern Irish authorities has but to make an announcement on this.

From November 1, there are set to be no countries on the UK's red list.

From November 1, there are set to be no nations on the UK’s pink record.

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Non-vaccinated vacationers arriving within the UK from inexperienced record nations should nonetheless current a pre-departure detrimental take a look at (accomplished inside 72 hours of departure) and should guide and pay for a day two and day eight PCR take a look at.

Non-vaccinated inexperienced record vacationers should additionally quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival within the UK, both at their dwelling or on the related lodging.

Non-vaccinated vacationers quarantining in England might be able to finish quarantine early by way of the Take a look at to Launch scheme. Take a look at to Launch doesn’t apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.

Extra nations are set to be added to this record on November 1, together with Peru and Uganda.

Any vacation spot not on the pink record is taken into account inexperienced, however some inexperienced locations do not allow nonessential journey from the UK proper now.

Crimson record necessities

Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will stay on the UK’s pink record till November 1.

Till then, until you are a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Eire — or a British or Irish nationwide — you will be refused entry arriving into the UK from considered one of these nations.

UK residents and British and Irish nationals arriving dwelling from pink record locations should bear a 10-day lodge quarantine at their very own expense.

Bookings have to be made by way of this on-line portal. The cost for a single grownup occupying one room for 10 days is £2,285.

The UK’s quarantine motels are positioned in England and Scotland, so when you arrive within the UK from a pink record nation and your last vacation spot is in Wales or Northern Eire, you will want to guide a quarantine lodge in England or Scotland.

Crimson record arrivals dodging quarantine face steep fines.

Whereas the UK is ready to take away the remaining seven pink record nations from the record on November 1, the pink record is ready to stay as a “precautionary measure.”

Crimson record nations (till November 1)


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