Travel updates today on ROW list and traffic light system
Following the Department for Transport’s announcement on 17 September, the UK’s travel traffic light system was scrapped this morning at 4am.
Going forward, there will be no amber or green list to consult before travel – only one crucial red list (currently containing 54 lande), and a ROW or “rest of the world” list.
The other big change today is for unvaccinated travellers and those who have not yet had both doses of the vaccine – they will have to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival back into the UK – whether they are coming from a red list country or not.
“Today’s changes mean a simpler, more straightforward system. One with less testing and lower costs, allowing more people to travel, see loved ones or conduct business around the world while providing a boost for the travel industry,” said transport secretary Grant Shapps.
In other travel news, Turkey and Croatia have both removed the requirement for a pre-travel PCR test for passengers arriving from the UK.
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What are the new rules for unvaccinated travellers?
Significant changes to the UK’s travel rules for unvaccinated travellers (including those who have not yet had both doses of the vaccine) came into force this morning.
Prior to 4 Oktober, travellers returning to the UK from green list countries who had not received two vaccine doses were not required to home quarantine.
Onder die nuwe reëls, this has now changed.
If you haven’t been vaccinated, or have only had one dose of the vaccine, you are required to self-isolate at home for 10 days on arrival in the UK, and must take PCR tests on days two and eight (with the option of a day five “Test to Release”).
Isolation rules for travellers returning to the UK from a red list country are the same regardless of your vaccination status.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers returning to the UK from a red list destination will need to pay to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel. Those breaking this rule face a fine of up to £10,000.
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Travel rules in the UK changed at 4am on 4 Oktober
What are the changes to travel testing in the UK today?
Travel testing requirements changed in the UK today, asof 04.00 this morning.
They are now primarily dependent on two factors: your vaccination status and whether the country you’re returning from is on the government’s red list.
If you’re double-jabbed, new travel rules are arguably set to become easier. Double-vaccinated travellers journeying back to the UK from non-red list (”ROW”) countries will no longer have to carry out a pre-departure Covid test, but will still be required to book a PCR day two test to take within the two days after their arrival.
Egter, PCR tests are set to be phased out by the end of October, which will allow travellers to book a cheaper lateral flow test for the day two.
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Travel rules are changing from 4 Oktober – here’s everything you need to know
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