- UK updates worldwide journey lists with 7 new locations added to the inexperienced listing
- Thailand and Montenegro to be added to the pink listing to guard public well being
- passengers ought to proceed to examine the most recent journey necessities and FCDO recommendation when contemplating overseas journey
New locations can be moved to the UK authorities’s inexperienced and pink lists, as a part of a secure and cautious reopening to worldwide journey.
From 4am on Monday 30 August 2021, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the Azores can be added to the inexperienced listing, as the chance that journey from these nations poses to public well being within the UK is low.
Travellers from these locations is not going to must quarantine no matter whether or not they’re totally vaccinated, however will nonetheless must take pre-departure and day 2 assessments and full a passenger locator kind.
Thailand and Montenegro can be added to the pink listing from 4am on Monday 30 August 2021, reflecting the elevated case charges in these nations and the upper threat that journey from these nations poses to UK public well being. The excessive charges mixed with decrease ranges of revealed genomic surveillance in Thailand and Montenegro than different nations imply that an outbreak of a brand new variant or current variants of concern (VOC) or variants beneath investigation (VUI) can’t be simply recognized earlier than it’s imported and seeded throughout the UK.
Passengers arriving within the UK from these pink listing locations might want to isolate for 10 days in a managed quarantine facility and observe the required testing necessities.
The info for all nations can be saved beneath assessment and the federal government is not going to hesitate to take motion ought to the info present that nations’ threat rankings have modified.
All classification modifications have been determined by ministers, knowledgeable by the most recent information and evaluation by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and wider public well being concerns, to assist the general public perceive the dangers to UK public well being from incoming journey from totally different locations.
Persevering with with our phased strategy to restarting worldwide journey whereas defending public well being, we’re partaking with governments all over the world, providing technical experience and assist to assist them make any enhancements wanted for a change in visitors mild score.
If travelling overseas, passengers must take steps to maintain secure and put together in case issues change earlier than they journey or whereas they’re there. This contains checking and preserving updated on all entry necessities and FCDO journey recommendation earlier than reserving overseas journey, forward of travelling and while they’re overseas, as a result of the state of affairs stays fluid. They need to additionally examine the reserving phrases and circumstances on flexibility and refunds.