UK red list travel ban countries - updated

India has been added to the UK's red list of countries with hotel quarantine for UK and Ireland nationals and complete travel ban for international travellers from 4am from 23 April 2021.

Latest update to UK red list of countries with travel ban © gustavofrazao - Fotolia.com
Latest update to UK red list of countries with travel ban © gustavofrazao - Fotolia.com

The UK has updated the red list of countries from where entry to the UK is banned. British or Irish nationals are exempt but on arrival must quarantine in government approved hotels for 10 days.

Countries added to UK red list

  • India

Complete list of travel ban countries

Foreign travellers who have been in or through any of the countries listed below 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.

Red list countries from 4am Friday 23 April 2021

Africa

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Congo-Kinshasa
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines

Central & South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Middle East

  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • UAE

Update on 2 April 2021

Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines added to the UK's red list of countries with complete travel bans from 9 April 2021.

Countries added to UK red list

  • Bangladesh
  • Kenya
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines

Update on 16 March 2021

Portugal and Mauritius removed from UK's red list of countries. Four countries in Africa and Middle East added with complete travel bans as of 19 March 2021

Countries added to UK red list

  • Ethiopia
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Somalia

Countries removed from UK red list

  • Mauritius
  • Portugal (incl. Madeira & Azores)

Updated on Monday 19 April 2021

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