UPDATED : 16 Jul 2021

This article categorizes countries and territories as red, amber, or green.

The procedures you must go through when you arrive in England from overseas depends on where you have been in the ten days leading up to your arrival.

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Red list countries and territories

If you have visited a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days, you will not be allowed to enter the UK unless you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK.

Even if you are vaccinated, you must still follow these regulations.

Even if you only transit through a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you are subject to red list rules.

Before traveling to England; take a COVID-19 test, book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests and complete a passenger locator form. 

On arrival in England; quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests.

It is not recommended for you to travel to red list countries or territories.

 

Countries  Comments

Afghanistan

 

Angola

 

Argentina

 

Bahrain

 

Bangladesh

 

Bolivia

 

Botswana

 

Brazil

 

Burundi

 

Cape Verde

 

Chile

 

Colombia

 

Congo

 

Costa Rica

 

Cuba

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Dominican Republic

 

Ecuador

 

Egypt

 

Eritrea

 

Eswatini

 

Ethiopia

 

French Guiana

 

Guyana

 

Haiti

 

India

 

Indonesia

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Kenya

 

Lesotho

 

Malawi

 

Maldives

 

Mongolia

 

Mozambique

 

Myanmar

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Namibia

 

Nepal

 

Oman

 

Pakistan

 

Panama

 

Paraguay

 

Peru

 

Philippines

 

Qatar

 

Rwanda

 

Seychelles

 

Sierra Leone

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Somalia

 

South Africa

 

Sri Lanka

 

Sudan

 

Suriname

 

Tanzania

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Tunisia

 

Turkey

 

Uganda

 

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Uruguay

 

Venezuela

 

Zambia

 

Zimbabwe

 

For more details: www.gov.uk

Amber list countries and territories

The government will no longer advise against travel to amber list nations as of 4 a.m. on Monday, July 19.

People who have been completely vaccinated with an NHS vaccination who are subject to the amber list regulations will not be required to quarantine upon their arrival or have a COVID-19 test on the 8th day of their arrival in England.

France – important information The changes to the amber list rule for fully UK vaccinated people will not apply to France. If you have been in France in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in England and take day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests.

You are still covered by these rules even if you are vaccinated until July 19th.

It is not recommended for you to travel to red list countries or territories.

Countries

Comments

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

 

Albania

 

Algeria

 

Andorra

 

Armenia

 

Aruba

 

Austria

 

Azerbaijan

 

The Bahamas

 

Belarus

 

Belgium

 

Belize

 

Benin

 

Bhutan

 

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Bulgaria

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Burkina Faso

 

Cambodia

 

Cameroon

 

Canada

 

Central African Republic

 

Chad

 

China

 

Comoros

 

Congo

 

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

 

 

Côte d’Ivoire

 

Croatia

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Cuba

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Curaçao

 

Cyprus

 

Czech Republic

 

Denmark

 

Djibouti

 

El Salvador

 

Equatorial Guinea

 

Estonia

 

Fiji

 

Finland

 

France

 

French Polynesia

 

Gabon

 

The Gambia

 

Georgia

 

Germany

 

Ghana

 

Greece (with islands)

 

Greenland

 

Guadeloupe

 

Guatemala

 

Guinea

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Honduras

 

Hong Kong

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Hungary

 

Indonesia

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Iran

 

Iraq

 

Italy

 

Jamaica

 

Japan

 

Jordan

 

Kazakhstan

 

Kazakhstan

 

Kiribati

 

Kosovo

 

Kuwait

 

Kyrgyzstan

 

Laos

 

Latvia

 

Lebanon

 

Liberia

 

Libya

 

Liechtenstein

 

Lithuania

 

Luxembourg

 

Macao

 

Madagascar

 

Malaysia

 

Mali

 

Marshall Islands

 

Martinique

 

Mauritania

 

Mauritius

 

Mayotte

 

Mexico

 

Micronesia

 

Moldova

 

Monaco

 

Montenegro

 

Morocco

 

Myanmar

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Nauru

 

Netherlands

 

New Caledonia

 

Nicaragua

 

Niger

 

Nigeria

 

North Korea

 

North Macedonia

 

Norway

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

 

Palau

 

Papua New Guinea

 

Poland

 

Portugal (including the Azores)

Madeira is on the green watchlist.

Réunion

 

Romania

 

Russia

 

Samoa

 

San Marino

 

Sao Tome and Principe

 

Saudi Arabia

 

Senegal

 

Serbia

 

Sierra Leone

Currently on the amber list. Will move to red list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the red list rules.

Slovakia

 

Slovenia

 

Solomon Islands

 

South Korea

 

South Sudan

 

Spain (including the Canary Islands)

The Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) are currently on the green watchlist. They will move to the amber list 4am, Monday 19 July.

St Kitts and Nevis

 

St Lucia

 

St Maarten

 

St Martin and St Barthélemy

 

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

St Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Sweden

 

Switzerland

 

Syria

 

Taiwan

 

Tajikistan

 

Thailand

 

Timor-Leste

 

Togo

 

Tonga

 

Turkmenistan

 

Tuvalu

 

Ukraine

 

United States (USA)

 

Uzbekistan

 

Vanuatu

 

Vietnam

 

Wallis and Futuna

 

Western Sahara

 

Yemen

 

 

For more details: www.gov.uk

The amber list is not detailed. It is not right to assume that a country is listed as green or red if that country is not on this list. You can not be sure unless the country or territory appears on the green or red list.

If you transit through a red list country or territory in the 10 days before your arrival in England, you must follow amber list rules.

Green list countries and territories

In the past 10 days, you must have only visited or traveled through a green list nation or the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

Countries Comments

Anguilla

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Antigua and Barbuda

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Australia

 

Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)

Currently on green watchlist. Will move to amber list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Barbados

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Bermuda

at risk of moving from green to amber.

British Indian Ocean Territory

at risk of moving from green to amber.

British Virgin Islands

Currently on green watchlist. Will move to amber list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England after then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Brunei

 

Bulgaria

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Cayman Islands

 at risk of moving from green to amber.

Croatia

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Dominica

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Falkland Islands

 

Faroe Islands

 

Gibraltar

 

Grenada

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Hong Kong

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green list 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Iceland

 

Israel and Jerusalem

at risk of moving from green to amber.

Madeira

at risk of moving from green to amber.
Mainland Portugal and the Azores are on the amber list.

Malta

 

Montserrat

at risk of moving from green to amber.

New Zealand

 

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

 

Singapore

 

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

 

Taiwan

Currently on the amber list. Will move to green watchlist 4am, Monday 19 July. If you arrive in England before then you need to follow the amber list rules.

Turks and Caicos Islands

at risk of moving from green to amber.

For more details: www.gov.uk

This article is regularly updated with information from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england. However, we encourage you to check back regularly for any amendments that may occur, and to consult the www.gov.uk website.

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