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Guidance: Red, amber, green lists: check the rules for travel to England from abroad

Countries listed as red, amber or green for coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rules you must follow for travel to England.

Guidance: Red, amber, green lists: check the rules for travel to England from abroad

Published: 30 August 2021
By Chris Haycock



This page tells you about the COVID-19 rules for travel to England. It lists countries and territories as red, amber or green and explains the different rules for each list.

Use this page to check:

  • which list a country or territory is on – red, amber or green
  • the ‘travel to England’ rules that apply for the countries and territories on each list

You can read read separate guidance on what you need to do to travel abroad from England.

Red list of countries and territories

You should not travel to red list countries or territories.

Read the rules for red list countries and territories.

Red list Upcoming changes to the red list Afghanistan   Angola   Argentina   Bangladesh   Bolivia   Botswana   Brazil   Burundi   Cape Verde   Chile   Colombia   Congo (Democratic Republic)   Costa Rica   Cuba   Dominican Republic   Ecuador   Egypt   Eritrea   Eswatini   Ethiopia   French Guiana   Georgia   Guyana   Haiti   Indonesia   Kenya   Lesotho   Malawi   Maldives   Mayotte   Mexico   Mongolia   Montenegro Moved to the red list 4am, Monday 30 August. If you arrive in England after then you must follow the red list rules. Mozambique   Myanmar   Namibia   Nepal   Oman   Pakistan   Panama   Paraguay   Peru   Philippines   Réunion   Rwanda   Seychelles   Sierra Leone   Somalia   South Africa   Sri Lanka   Sudan   Suriname   Tanzania   Thailand Moved to the red list 4am, Monday 30 August. If you arrive in England after then you must follow the red list rules. Trinidad and Tobago   Tunisia   Turkey   Uganda   Uruguay   Venezuela   Zambia   Zimbabwe   Red list rules

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.

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

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.

There is separate guidance on what you need to do if you are travelling abroad from England.

Before you travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – you must take the test in the 3 days before you travel to England
  • book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form
When you arrive in England

When you arrive in England you must:

  • quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests
Amber list of countries and territoriesRead the rules for amber list countries and territories.

Amber list Upcoming changes to the amber list Akrotiri and Dhekelia   Albania   Algeria   Andorra   Armenia   Aruba   Azerbaijan   The Bahamas   Bahrain   Belarus   Belgium   Belize   Benin   Bhutan   Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba   Bosnia and Herzegovina   British Virgin Islands   Burkina Faso   Cambodia   Cameroon   Central African Republic   Chad   China   Comoros   Congo   Cook Islan


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