Amber list canceled in amendment to England travel rules over Covid | Corona Virus

The rules for outbound English travelers have been greatly simplified, with the ‘amber’ list of countries being scrapped and the traffic light replaced with destinations listed as either ‘red’ or ‘OK’ for travel.

Long-promised changes to travel regulations, announced by the Department of Transportation on Friday, also included a reduction in the number of countries on the “red” list, with nearly all travel disallowed. Turkey, Pakistan and the Maldives are among eight countries to be removed from the red list.

Another major change, initially announced in a file Tweet thread By Grant Shapps, the Minister for Transport, it means people who have been vaccinated twice will no longer have to take a Covid test before returning to the UK from the Green List country.

Shapps said they would still need to get a test within two days of returning to the UK, but from October this would be a cheaper lateral flow test rather than a PCR test.

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