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Red, Amber And Green List Rules For Entering England

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Countries and territories can be moved between lists if conditions change.

What you must do when you arrive in England from abroad depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive.

This page lists countries and territories as red, amber or green and tells you what you must do if you have been in those countries or territories.

Red list countries and territories

What you must do if you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.

You must follow these rules even if you have been fully vaccinated.

Before you travel to England you must:

take a COVID-19 test
book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England you must:

quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests

Red list of countries and territories

You should not travel to red list countries or territories.

Red list

Afghanistan
Angola
Argentina
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burundi
Cape Verde
Chile
Colombia
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Costa Rica

Cuba - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
French Guiana
Guyana
Haiti
India

Indonesia - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Maldives
Mongolia
Mozambique

Myanmar - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Namibia
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Rwanda
Seychelles

Sierra Leone - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Amber list countries and territories

What you must do if you have been in an amber country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

Changes to international travel rules for amber list countries

From 4am Monday 19 July you will not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a day 8 COVID-19 test, as long as you:

have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme
have not been in a red list country or France in the 10 days before you arrive in England

Fully vaccinated means that you have had your final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England. The day you have your final dose of the vaccine does not count as one of the 14 days.

You will still need to book a day 2 test to take when you arrive in England.

You will need to:

declare that you have been fully vaccinated on your passenger locator form
show proof of your vaccination status to your carrier (ferry, airline or train) when you travel

Read about how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

Children under the age of 18, who are returning to the UK, and people taking part in formally approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials will also be exempt from requirements to quarantine and take the day 8 test.

If you arrive in England before 4am, Monday 19 July you must follow the standard amber list rules, even if you have been fully UK vaccinated.


France – important information

The changes to the amber list rule for fully UK vaccinated people will not apply to France. If you have been in France in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in England and take day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests.

When you complete your passenger locator form you must choose ‘No / Prefer not to say’ when asked if you are exempt from the requirement to quarantine and take a day 8 test. This is under the section of the form titled ‘Your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status’.


Before you travel to England you must:

take a COVID-19 test
book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England
complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England you must:

quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

Read about making a transit stop in a red list country or territory. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#transit-stops-in-amber-or-red-list-countries

Countries moving to the red list

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the amber list to the red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.

Amber list of countries and territories

You should not travel to amber list countries or territories.

Amber list

Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Armenia
Aruba
Austria
Azerbaijan
The Bahamas
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria -Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Cuba - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Denmark
Djibouti
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece (including islands)
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Honduras

Hong Kong - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Hungary

Indonesia - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Iran
Iraq
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco

Myanmar (Burma) - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
Norway
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Poland

Portugal (including the Azores) - Madeira is on the green watchlist.

Réunion
Romania
Russia
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia

Sierra Leone - Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Korea
South Sudan

Spain (including the Canary Islands) The Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) - are currently on the green watchlist. They will move to the amber list 4am, Monday 19 July.

St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Maarten
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria

Taiwan - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United States (USA)
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen


The amber list is not exhaustive. If a country or territory is not on this list, you should not assume that it is a green or red list country or territory. Countries and territories are only green or red if they appear on the green or red list.

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Green list countries and territories

This section tells you what you will have to do if you travel to England from a country or territory on the green list. You must only have been in or travelled through a green list country or the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the previous 10 days.

You must follow these rules even if you have been fully vaccinated.

Before you travel to England you must:

take a COVID-19 test
book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red or amber list

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the amber list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, and have not visited a country on the red list, you must follow the amber list rules.

Read about making a transit stop in an amber or red list country or territory. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#transit-stops-in-amber-or-red-list-countries

Countries on the green watchlist or moving to amber

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the green list to the amber or red list.

If a country or territory on the green list is at risk of moving to amber it will also be listed on the green watchlist.

If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.
Green list of countries and territories


Anguilla - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Antigua and Barbuda - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Australia

Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) - Currently on green watchlist. Will move to amber list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Barbados - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Bermuda - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

British Indian Ocean Territory - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

British Virgin Islands - Currently on green watchlist. Will move to amber list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Brunei

Bulgaria Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Cayman Islands - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Croatia - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Dominica - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Gibraltar


Grenada - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Hong Kong - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Iceland

Israel and Jerusalem - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Madeira Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Mainland Portugal and the Azores are on the amber list.

Malta

Montserrat - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

New Zealand

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.

Singapore

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Taiwan - Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Turks and Caicos Islands - Green watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.


Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Transit stops in amber or red list countries

When you arrive in England you need to follow the rules for the highest risk country or territory that you have been in or passed through in the previous 10 days. That can include transit stops.

A transit stop is a stop where passengers can get on or off the same part of the transport in which you are travelling. It can apply to ships, trains or flights. Your ticket should show if a stop is a transit stop.

The rules of a country or territory that you make a transit stop in could apply if:

new passengers get on and are able to mix with you
you or other passengers get off the transport you are on and mix with other people, then get on again

Making a transit stop would not affect what you have to do on arrival in England if, during the stop:

no new passengers, who are able to mix with you, get on
no-one on-board gets off and mixes with people outside
passengers get off but do not get back on

Private vehicles or coaches travelling through amber or red list countries and territories

If you are travelling to England in a private vehicle, the rules of the countries and territories you drive through apply. For example, if you drive through an amber list country, then you must follow the amber list rules when you arrive in England.

This applies whether you stop in the country or territory or not. You need to record the countries and territories you drive through on your passenger locator form.

Transiting through airports in England

See what you need to do if you are transiting ‘landside’ or transiting ‘airside’ through England.

Job and medical exemptions

Some people are exempt from some or all of the requirements:

because of the job they do
for medical or compassionate reasons

Travelling abroad from England

You should not travel to amber list or red list countries or territories.