Heathrow and Gatwick: the countries on the green, orange and red lists and what it means for travel
The government must add more countries to the green travel list.
This will be the first time since its initial publication that changes will be made.
It is currently unclear which countries could be added, but it is hoped that Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife and Malta could be given the green light due to their low number of reported Covid cases.
The list will be updated on Thursday June 3, the changes will take effect on June 7, reports SurreyLive.
We’ve put together a handy list of the countries in each group and what that means for your vacation.
Red List Countries
Travel to Red List countries is currently not permitted. If a country is on the Red List, no entry into the UK will be allowed to anyone traveling from these destinations who is not a UK or Irish citizen or who otherwise has residency rights.
Anyone permitted to enter the UK will need to self-quarantine at a government-approved hotel for 10 days and complete a passenger locator form.
The countries on the red list are:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
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United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Orange List Countries
The UK government says you must not go to an Amber List country although it is not illegal.
If you are arriving from an Orange Listed country, you must quarantine yourself for 10 days, but you can do so at home or at the location you have chosen to stay rather than at a hotel approved by the government.
You must complete the Passenger Tracking Form and take a Covid test on Days 2 and 8.
The Orange List countries are:
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Saint-Eustache and Saba
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Greece (including islands)
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The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
Sao Tome and Principe
The Solomon Islands
Spain (including the Balearics and the Canary Islands)
St Kitts and Nevis
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States (USA)
Wallis and futuna
Green List Countries
If you are arriving from a country on the green list, you do not need to quarantine. You should always complete a passenger locator form and pass a Covid test before traveling and two days after arriving in England.
While you don’t have to quarantine yourself when you arrive in England, many countries have their own rules when you get there and some do not allow Britons to enter the country, such as Australia.
The countries on the green list are:
the falkland islands
Israel and Jerusalem
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha