Amber list scrapped in overhaul of travel rules in England
The international travel traffic light system is being simplified in England with a single red list, as part of an overhaul of the rules from 4 October.
The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps also announced that eight countries will be taken off the red list. These are: Turkey, Pakistan, the Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya. Changes will come into effect at 4am Wednesday 22 September.
It means people returning from places such as Turkey will no longer have to stay in hotel quarantine.
PCR tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers returning to England.
Under the new testing regime, people who have had both jabs will not need to take a pre-departure test before leaving any country not on the red list.
Mr Shapps also indicated that later in October, the day two PCR test for fully vaccinated people, returning from countries not on the red list, will be replaced with a cheaper, rapid lateral flow test.
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