Solely seven international locations will stay on the UK’s journey pink checklist from subsequent Monday.
A complete of 47 of the 54-strong checklist shall be bumped as much as the “remainder of world” (ROW) checklist from 4am on Monday 11 October, together with Mexico, Georgia and everything of Africa, the Division for Transport introduced this afternoon.
Totally vaccinated travellers from these international locations will quickly be capable to swerve quarantine and are solely required to take a day two PCR take a look at after arrival.
The one international locations that can stay on the pink checklist are: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Venezuela.
It follows the federal government’s streamlining of the site visitors mild system into two classifications: the pink checklist and Remainder of World (ROW) checklist.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps additionally introduced that the UK authorities will recognise the vaccines from 37 new international locations from subsequent Monday, that means that fully-vaccinated individuals travelling from international locations comparable to South Africa and Hong Kong shall be handled the identical as fully-vaccinated UK nationals on arrival.
Arrivals from pink checklist international locations are nonetheless required to pay for 10 days of lodge quarantine.
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UK travellers will take a photograph to confirm their journey antigen assessments – however no date given for PCR change
The federal government has introduced that UK travellers will confirm their day two lateral movement assessments by taking a photograph, as a part of immediately’s journey guidelines replace.
However no date has been given for the change from PCR assessments being required to lateral movement assessments being allowed.
From the earlier journey replace on 17 September, the change was understood to be occurring from “finish of October”.
As we speak’s announcement confirmed a change “later this month”, saying: “passengers will be capable to ship an image of their lateral movement take a look at at least requirement to confirm take a look at outcome accuracy and hold costs down as soon as Day 2 assessments change to lateral movement later this month, adopted by a free PCR if constructive.”
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 18:31
India’s CoviShield shall be one of many vaccines recognised by the UK from subsequent week
India is among the international locations whose vaccines shall be recognised by the UK authorities from Monday, the Division for Transport has introduced.
The Indian-made model of the AstraZeneca had beforehand not been permitted within the UK.
The choice to not recognise India’s vaccines within the earlier spherical of journey rule updates sparked outrage in India, and widespread condemnation of the brand new coverage. India had warned the UK of “reciprocal actions” and stated that the brand new journey coverage was “discriminatory” in nature.
The information comes as it’s introduced that India will come off of the pink checklist at 4am subsequent Monday 11 October.
In response to immediately’s replace, the British Excessive Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, tweeted: “No quarantine for Indian travellers to UK absolutely vaccinated with Covishield or one other UK-approved vaccine from 11 October. Because of Indian authorities for shut cooperation over final month.”
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 18:19
Vaccines from the Maldives, South Africa and Hong Kong to be among the many 37 newly recognised
The transport secretary Grant Shapps has introduced that, as of 4am subsequent Monday 11 October, vaccines from 37 new international locations and territories shall be recognised within the UK – that means that absolutely vaccinated arrivals from these international locations shall be handled the identical as UK nationals.
Which means that they should take a day two PCR take a look at throughout the two days after arrival within the UK, however won’t must take a pre-travel take a look at or quarantine.
The international locations whose vaccines shall be recognised from 4am on Monday 11 October are:
- Hong Kong
- North Macedonia
- South Africa
- St Kitts/Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent/Grenadines
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 18:04
Trade response: pink checklist slash welcome, however why did it take so lengthy?
Trade figures have reacted with reduction on the UK authorities’s resolution to chop 47 international locations from the pink checklist from subsequent Monday. However many are asking why it took so lengthy.
David Frost, chief govt of the most important tourism affiliation in South Africa, Satsa, known as the choice “lengthy overdue”.
He stated: “Our UK operators have already seen a surge in enquiries from sun-starved Brits on the lookout for a winter escape, and early estimates counsel that upwards of 300,000 British passport holders count on to go to family and friends or make the most of highly-competitive vacation offers throughout Southern Africa within the coming months.”
Julia Simpson, president and chief govt of the World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC), prompt that the lower didn’t go far sufficient, saying: “There isn’t a justification for a pink checklist to stay within the UK.
“Different international locations have realised that blanket nation measures are now not wanted and as an alternative assess on particular person threat and whether or not travellers have been absolutely jabbed.”
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 17:50
Solely seven international locations left on pink checklist
From Monday 11 October, solely seven international locations shall be left on the pink checklist, the federal government has confirmed.
The one remaining pink checklist international locations are:
- Dominican Republic
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps stated: “With half-term and winter solar across the nook, we’re making it simpler for households and family members to reunite, by considerably chopping the variety of locations on the pink checklist, thanks partially to the elevated vaccination efforts across the globe.
“Restoring individuals’s confidence in journey is essential to rebuilding our economic system and levelling up this nation. With much less restrictions and extra individuals touring, we are able to all proceed to maneuver safely ahead collectively alongside our pathway to restoration.”
Helen Coffey7 October 2021 17:46
UK to recognise vaccines in 37 new international locations and territories
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has tweeted that vaccines shall be recognised within the UK from 37 new international locations together with India, Turkey and Ghana. It’s unclear which date this rule is available in from.
Shapps tweeted: “I’m additionally making modifications so travellers visiting England have fewer entry necessities, by recognising these with fully-vax standing from 37 new international locations and territories together with India, Turkey and Ghana, treating them the identical as UK absolutely vax passengers.”
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 17:33
Confirmed: 47 international locations to return off pink checklist
The Division for Transport (DFT) has introduced that dozens of locations shall be bumped as much as the ‘remainder of world’ (ROW) checklist, permitting vaccinated arrivals from these international locations to England to bypass quarantine.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps tweeted: “From Monday (eleventh Oct) I’ll be chopping 47 locations from our pink checklist – together with South Africa, with simply 7 international locations and territories remaining – all others shall be included within the ‘remainder of world’ class”.
At current, arrivals from pink checklist international locations face an 11-night lodge quarantine at their very own expense, costing hundreds per individual.
The modifications are available in from subsequent Monday, 11 October.
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 17:29
47 international locations faraway from pink checklist, based on stories
A complete of 47 international locations have been faraway from the UK’s red list for journey within the newest authorities replace, Politics for All is reporting.
The account has tweeted that the remaining international locations shall be: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Venezuela.
If true, this may imply that dozens of locations, together with Argentina, Thailand, Tanzania, Costa Rica and Mexico shall be bumped as much as the ‘remainder of world’ (ROW) checklist, permitting vaccinated arrivals from these international locations to England to bypass quarantine.
The UK authorities has not but confirmed the modifications to the pink checklist, that are anticipated to be introduced immediately.
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 17:17
Israel to permit in particular person vacationers from subsequent month
Israel is planning to permit particular person vacationers to enter the nation from November, the nation’s vacationer workplace has stated.
At present solely organised teams of between 5 and 30 vacationers are permitted to enter – and so they have to be from sure international locations categorised as yellow and orange.
However the tourism workplace is engaged on loosening restrictions to permit particular person vacationers to journey to the nation from subsequent month, Travel Weekly stories.
Austria, New Zealand and Hong Kong are all on Israel’s low-risk yellow checklist, whereas the UK and US are each on the medium-risk orange checklist.
The Israel Authorities Vacationer Workplace stated the easing of restrictions from November was “in an effort to rehabilitate the tourism business and to make sure that the lots of of hundreds of individuals working within the business can earn a residing”.
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 16:35
What time is the pink checklist replace anticipated?
The Division for Transport is predicted to announce an replace to the UK’s pink checklist for journey immediately.
Three weeks in the past, on 17 September, transport secretary Grant Shapps introduced main modifications to the UK’s journey guidelines, with the previous site visitors mild system being diminished to 2 easier lists: a pink (no-go) checklist, and the Remainder of the World (or “ROW” checklist).
As we speak marks the date when the 54 international locations on the pink checklist are set to be reviewed and probably up to date.
However what time is the announcement anticipated?
Right here’s every little thing we all know:
Lucy Thackray7 October 2021 15:34