UK Travel Green List & Rules for entering

UK Travel Green List & Rules for entering

Red list countries and territories

What you must do if you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.

You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests

Red list of countries and territories

You should not travel to red list countries or territories.

Red listUpcoming changes to the red list
AfghanistanMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Angola  
Argentina  
BahrainMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Bangladesh  
Bolivia  
Botswana  
Brazil  
Burundi  
Cape Verde  
Chile  
Colombia  
Congo (Democratic Republic)  
Costa RicaMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Ecuador  
EgyptMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Eswatini  
Ethiopia  
French Guiana  
Guyana  
India  
Kenya  
Lesotho  
Malawi  
Maldives  
Mozambique  
Namibia  
Nepal  
Oman  
Pakistan  
Panama  
Paraguay  
Peru  
Philippines  
Qatar  
Rwanda  
Seychelles  
Somalia  
South Africa  
Sri LankaMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
SudanMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Suriname  
Tanzania  
Trinidad and TobagoMoved to red list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules. 
Turkey  
United Arab Emirates (UAE)  
Uruguay  
Venezuela  
Zambia  
Zimbabwe  

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Amber list countries and territories

What you must do if you have been in an amber country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests.

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

Read about making a transit stop in a red list country or territory.

Countries moving to the red list

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the amber list to the red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.

Amber list of countries and territories

You should not travel to amber list countries or territories.

Amber listUpcoming changes to the amber list
Akrotiri and Dhekelia 
Albania 
Algeria 
Andorra 
Anguilla 
Antigua and Barbuda 
Armenia 
Aruba 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
The Bahamas 
Barbados 
Belarus 
Belgium 
Belize 
Benin 
Bermuda 
Bhutan 
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
British Antarctic Territory 
British Indian Ocean Territory 
British Virgin Islands 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Cambodia 
Cameroon 
Canada 
Cayman Islands 
Central African Republic 
Chad 
China 
Comoros 
Congo 
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue 
Côte d’Ivoire 
Croatia 
Cuba 
Curaçao 
Cyprus 
Czech Republic (Czechia) 
Denmark 
Djibouti 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
El Salvador 
Equatorial Guinea 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Fiji 
Finland 
France 
French Polynesia 
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Georgia 
Germany 
Ghana 
Greece (including islands) 
Greenland 
Grenada 
Guadeloupe 
Guatemala 
Guinea 
Guinea-Bissau 
Haiti 
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Indonesia 
Iran 
Iraq 
Italy 
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan 
Kiribati 
Kosovo 
Kuwait 
Kyrgyzstan 
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Liberia 
Libya 
Liechtenstein 
Lithuania 
Luxembourg 
Macao 
Madagascar 
Malaysia 
Mali 
Malta 
Marshall Islands 
Martinique 
Mauritania 
Mauritius 
Mayotte 
Mexico 
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco 
Mongolia 
Montenegro 
Montserrat 
Morocco 
Myanmar (Burma) 
Nauru 
Netherlands 
New Caledonia 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria 
North Korea 
North Macedonia 
Norway 
The Occupied Palestinian Territories 
Palau 
Papua New Guinea 
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands 
Poland 
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)Moved to amber list 4am, Tuesday 8 June. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the amber list rules.
Réunion 
Romania 
Russia 
Samoa 
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe 
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia 
Sierra Leone 
Slovakia 
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
South Korea 
South Sudan 
Spain (including the Balearics and Canary Islands) 
St Kitts and Nevis 
St Lucia 
St Maarten 
St Martin and St Barthélemy 
St Pierre and Miquelon 
St Vincent and the Grenadines 
Sweden 
Switzerland 
Syria 
Taiwan 
Tajikistan 
Thailand 
Timor-Leste 
Togo 
Tonga 
Tunisia 
Turkmenistan 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Tuvalu 
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United States (USA) 
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu 
Vietnam 
Wallis and Futuna 
Western Sahara 
Yemen 

The amber list is not exhaustive. If a country or territory is not on this list, you should not assume that it is a green or red list country or territory. Countries and territories are only green or red if they appear on the green or red list.

Ireland, the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

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