What are the UK travel rules from May 17?

May 17, 2021 at 17:09

Here's everything you need to know about the UK travel rules.
What are the green list countries?
They must also follow the same testing regulations as those arriving from "amber" destinations.
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The government guidance is that UK residents should not be booking holidays to "amber list" countries, or planning any nonessential travel, but it is no longer illegal to do so.
Quarantine rules depend on whether the country you're traveling to/from is on the "green," "red" or "amber list."
If you are arriving from an "amber" list country, you will have to quarantine at home for 10 days.
The rules frequently change from country to country and it is advisable to check destination-specific requirements before booking travel and closer to departure.
Of the countries on the UK "green" list that are currently welcoming tourists or are feasible to reach from the UK, all require a negative PCR test.
As explained above, the UK does not advise nonessential travel to "amber" countries.
When the initial "green list" destinations were announced, the World Travel & Tourism Council expressed disappointment that the US was not included and accused the UK government of being "too cautious."
It's unknown when the United States might make it onto the "green list" but it'll likely coincide with a lifting of US restrictions on UK travelers.
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