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Please note: The information in this article applies to UK travellers, and is up to date as of 9:30am on 24 September.
Grant Shapps has announced that testing will be made easier for travel. From Monday 4 October, fully vaccinated travellers will not need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non-red list country. Later on in the month, the day two tests will be scrapped and replaced with a cheaper lateral flow tests.
It has also been announced that from Monday 4 October, the traffic light system for travel will be scrapped. A single red list has taken its place, with the rest of the world all having the same rules.
From Wednesday 22 September, eight countries will come off the red list. This includes Turkey, Pakistan, the Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya.
The Maldives, Oman and Egypt are all open to tourists without the need to quarantine on arrival, making them viable travel options. Fully vaccinated travellers arriving in Bangladesh also do not need to quarantine.
We have colour-coded the red-listed countries in red below. Anyone entering the UK from a red list country, regardless of their vaccination status, will need to take a pre-departure test three days before coming to England, book a quarantine hotel package which included two covid tests, quarantine for 10 days, and complete a passenger locator form.
While we do our best to keep abreast of developments do always double-check official sources before making travel arrangements.
It has been announced that from November, UK travellers can enter the US provided they are fully vaccinated and can show proof of a negative test no older than 87 hours before departure.
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