New simplified travel rules come into force
New simplified travel rules have come into force in the UK today, with the traffic light system having been scrapped and replaced by a single red list.
Most fully vaccinated travellers arriving from non-red list countries will no longer have to take a test before setting off for the UK, making travelling abroad easier and cheaper.
Testing rules have also been eased for people travelling from non-red list destinations who have been vaccinated in the UK, the EU, the US, or 18 other recognised countries.
Anyone under 18 who is resident in these countries can travel to the UK without testing.
All travellers - except children under five years old - will still have to pay for a PCR test two days after arrival.
People who are not fully vaccinated will need a pre-departure test and a PCR test on days two and eight after they return and must self-isolate for 10 days at home.
But those coming from red list countries including Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa, must quarantine for 10 days in a government-approved hotel, at a cost of £2,285 for one adult.
For more information visit Gov.uk (external link)
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