The UK plans to take away the seven nations remaining on its “purple” journey checklist from November 1.
This follows the UK introducing a brand new system for worldwide journey earlier this month, during which testing necessities have been loosened for a lot of absolutely vaccinated vacationers and locations have been designated both “purple” or “inexperienced.”
Every week later, the UK eliminated 47 nations from the purple checklist, leaving solely seven purple locations: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Whereas there’s quickly set to be zero nations on the UK’s purple checklist, transport minister Grant Shapps, who introduced the information on Twitter, mentioned the checklist will stay “as a precautionary measure to guard public well being” and that locations may nonetheless be added to the purple checklist if want be.
Inexperienced checklist 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 checklist nations not want a pre-departure unfavorable take a look at. This rule additionally applies to vacationers underneath 18.
All vacationers from inexperienced checklist nations to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire should e-book and pay for a day two take a look at.
In England, vaccinated vacationers and most vacationers underneath 18 might now go for the cheaper lateral movement possibility as their day two take a look at.
Free NHS lateral movement exams will not be for use, vacationers should order the exams from personal testing suppliers, with a listing of relevant suppliers obtainable right here. Vacationers need to add a photograph of their take a look at and reserving reference in an effort 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.
Non-vaccinated vacationers arriving within the UK from inexperienced checklist nations should nonetheless current a pre-departure unfavorable take a look at (accomplished inside 72 hours of departure) and should e-book and pay for a day two and day eight PCR take a look at.
Non-vaccinated inexperienced checklist vacationers should additionally quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival within the UK, both at their house or on the related lodging.
Non-vaccinated vacationers quarantining in England could possibly finish quarantine early by way of the Check to Launch scheme. Check to Launch doesn’t apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.
The checklist of nations with UK-approved vaccination packages contains EU nations and the US. On October 11, extra nations have been added to this checklist, together with Brazil and South Africa. See the complete checklist right here.
Extra nations are set to be added to this checklist on November 1, together with Peru and Uganda.
Any vacation spot not on the purple checklist is taken into account inexperienced, however some inexperienced locations do not allow nonessential journey from the UK proper now.
Pink checklist necessities
Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will stay on the UK’s purple checklist till November 1.
Till then, except 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 one in all these nations.
UK residents and British and Irish nationals arriving house from purple checklist locations should endure a 10-day lodge quarantine at their very own expense.
Bookings have to be made by means 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 situated in England and Scotland, so for those who arrive within the UK from a purple checklist nation and your last vacation spot is in Wales or Northern Eire, you will have to e-book a quarantine lodge in England or Scotland.
Pink checklist arrivals dodging quarantine face steep fines.
Whereas the UK is about to take away the remaining seven purple checklist nations from the checklist on November 1, the purple checklist is about to stay as a “precautionary measure.”
Pink checklist nations (till November 1)