Zimbabwe and South Africa are among the 47 countries to be removed from the UK’s travel red list, the country’s government announced.
The government confirmed today (October 7, 2021) that from 4 am on Monday October 11, 47 countries and territories will be removed from its red list, making it easier for more people to travel overseas to more countries and territories. Passengers returning to England from these destinations will no longer have to go into hotel quarantine.
Continued progress on vaccination both at home and around the world means the government can confidently reduce the size of the red list to focus on the countries presenting the highest risk, informed by the UK Health Safety Agency’s assessment (UKHSA).
Fully vaccinated eligible passengers and eligible under-18s returning from non-redlisted countries and territories can do so with just one day 2 test.
Other passengers who are not fully vaccinated with an authorized return vaccine from a non-red destination must still have a pre-departure test, day 2 and day 8 test and complete 10-day self-isolation (with the option of Test for release on day 5).
It also announced today, from 4am on Monday 11 October, eligible travelers vaccinated in over 37 new countries and territories including Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa, [Zimbabwe] and Turkey, will be treated in the same way as the return of fully vaccinated UK residents, provided they have not visited a Red List country or territory in the 10 days prior to arrival in England.
That said, the UK recognizes these Covid-19 vaccines
- Johnson & Johnson
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