Travel to amber listed countries will require 10 days of mandatory isolation at home, with PCR tests on day two and eight.
There will also be the option to pay for a Covid test on day five to stop quarantine early.
And red-listed countries will not be permitted to fly to directly, with anyone returning to the UK from a red list country having to quarantine for 11 days in a hotel at a cost of up to £1,750 per person.
So when will green list countries be announced?
As yet there has been no official date given for a travel update, however, it is believed to be imminent.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps said on April 9, the full list of countries would be revealed two or three weeks later.
The Government has missed this deadline, but an announcement in early May is expected.
This means anytime from now until around May 14 the green list countries are likely to be outlined.
Some MPs are pushing for the list to be announced as soon as possible in order to give the travel industry enough time to prepare for the May 17 date.
However, MPs in the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus have urged the Government to “discourage all international leisure travel”.
This is due to concerns around the danger of importing new variants to the UK, which they said could “lead to further lockdowns, and inevitably, further loss of life”.
At the time of writing, there are strict rules for entering the USA, with anyone flying from the UK within 14 days of entry not permitted.
Equally, Iceland has entry requirements, with travellers allowed who are
- Fully vaccinated and can show proof, or
- Already recovered from the virus and can show proof of a positive PCR test, older than 14 days
Which countries will be on the red list?
Again, there is no definitive ‘red list’ from May 17 as yet, but travel has been banned from the UK and vice versa from several countries.
India is one of these, where a recent surge in Covid cases has devastated the country and put pressure on hospitals nationwide.
Countries are sending medical supplies to India in a bid to combat the mounting cases and lack of integral Covid treatments like oxygen.
These countries are:
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- French Guiana
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed