The Ministry of Transport has unveiled its latest changes to the COVID-19[feminine[feminine travel rules, with all changes taking effect from 4 a.m. on Monday.
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Lithuania, Lichtenstein and the Azores have also been added to the green list.
Meanwhile, Thailand and Montenegro have been added to the Red List, meaning anyone returning from those destinations will have to pay more than £ 2,000 to self-isolate for 11 days in a quarantine hotel.
Identical changes have been announced by devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
For Green List countries, people do not have to self-quarantine on their return from these countries, regardless of their vaccination status, although they must be tested before departure before returning home and another two days after their arrival.
Meanwhile, fully vaccinated travelers who have received their vaccine in the UK, EU and US can travel to Amber List countries and do not have to self-quarantine upon their return. , as well as those under the age of 18.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We have updated our travel lists, further cautiously facilitating international travel. “
A spokesperson for Airlines UK, the industry body which represents registered carriers in the UK, said the “small number of green destinations” makes international travel “more expensive, heavier and more uncertain compared to our neighbours “.
He added: “Too many families have to look over their shoulders for rule changes and pay through the nose for tests, with no sign from the government that this will change.
“As has already happened across Europe, it is time to put in place a more proportionate system where testing is abandoned for people who are fully vaccinated and from destinations where the risk of COVID is low, with Stricter measures targeted at a small number of high-risk countries. “
Meanwhile, Labor shadow secretary Jim McMahon warned that “any easing of restrictions comes with risks, especially variations that could undermine the progress we have made on vaccines.”
Turkey remains on the red list, although the country’s embassy in London told Sky News earlier this week that it expected the nation to be moved to amber.
Likewise, Pakistan is still on the red list.
The country’s top diplomat in the UK said earlier this month that Boris Johnson had assured him that the government was “Examine” the prospect of removing Pakistan from the red list.