On 17 May 2021, The Government introduced a new traffic light system when the ‘Stay in the UK’ regulation ceased and international travel was allowed to restart. Created to help passengers determine which countries were deemed 'safe' to travel, the colour coded list indicates each countries Covid PCR requirements and the UK's quarantine and self-isolation rules for passengers arriving home.
Designed for ease, the traffic light system has caused some confusion, so we've created an easy to use travel checklist for green, red and amber countries to help navigate the ever-changing do's and don'ts in travel. Whilst it's never straightforward and there are some exception's to the table below (for example, some countries don't require a PCR test before arrival), the table below provides a good indication of the traffic light system.
As always, the best source of up to date information relating to each country is the Government's FCO website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Fully Vaccinated Passenger Information
Some countries, although these are currently limited, have updated their travel protocols to allow fully vaccinated travellers (both doses) entry without a negative PCR test result. You will still need to follow the traffic light rules when travelling abroad, such as getting a negative pre-departure test before your arrival back to the UK.