Updates to red, amber, green lists for entering the UK

The UK government has updated the red, amber and green lists that make up the 'traffic light system' for entering the UK from overseas. Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, have been moved from green to amber, while seven countries have moved from amber to red.

Latest update to red, amber & green lists for entry into the UK © gustavofrazao - Fotolia.com
Latest update to red, amber & green lists for entry into the UK © gustavofrazao - Fotolia.com

Update from 4am on Tuesday 8 June 2021

From 4am on Tuesday 8 June 2021, the following changes have been made to the red, amber and green lists. If you arrive after this time, the following rules apply.

Green list countries

No countries were added to the green list.

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Amber list countries

Portugal including the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores have been moved from 'green' to 'amber'.

Travellers from these amber countries must quarantine for 10 days and take PCR tests on day 2 and 8, but can use the Test to Release scheme on day 5 to shorten their quarantine period.

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Red list countries

The following countries have been moved from 'amber' to 'red'.

Foreign travellers who have been in or through red countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry to the UK. British and Irish nationals, plus people with residence rights in the UK, must quarantine in government approved hotels for 10 days.

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Updated on Tuesday 8 June 2021

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