UK Travel news live: Red list shrinks to just seven countries as Mexico and South Africa get bumped up to ROW list

The UK authorities’s pink checklist for worldwide journey has shrunk to simply seven nations.

From in the present day, an extra 47 locations had been bumped as much as the “remainder of world” (ROW) checklist, which means travellers arriving within the UK from there face lighter restrictions.

These included tourism favourites Mexico, Thailand and South Africa, together with all beforehand red-listed nations in Africa, Asia and Europe.

The seven locations remaining on the pink checklist are all in Latin America: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Venezuela.

Travellers arriving from pink nations should pay upwards of £2,000 to spend 10 days (11 nights) in a government-mandated quarantine lodge facility.

Totally vaccinated folks arriving from ROW nations have solely to take a PCR check inside two days of coming into the nation. Nevertheless, these arriving into the UK who are usually not totally jabbed should take a pre-departure check and a day eight PCR check as well as, plus quarantine for 10 days.

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Simon Calder solutions readers’ journey questions

The Impartial’s journey correspondent, Simon Calder, has answered our readers most urgent questions in his weekly Q&A.

From timings of journey testing to pink checklist reshuffles, from when US journey will speak in confidence to EU passport guidelines, Simon has tackled a breadth of queries to assist British holidaymakers navigate this courageous new world.

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Helen Coffey11 October 2021 11:04


What are the brand new guidelines for journey?

The UK’s advanced guidelines for worldwide travellers have modified considerably throughout October.

A brand new regime of laws, all about “the jabbed and the jabbed-nots,” got here into impact on 4 October.

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, mentioned: “We’re accelerating in direction of a future the place journey continues to reopen safely and stays open for good, and in the present day’s rule modifications are excellent news for households, companies and the journey sector.

“Our precedence stays to guard public well being however, with greater than eight in 10 folks now totally vaccinated, we’re in a position to take these steps to decrease the price of testing and assist the sector to proceed in its restoration.”

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Simon Calder11 October 2021 10:35


Portugal drops assessments for totally vaccinated British travellers

After 21 weeks wherein British guests to mainland Portugal have been obliged to check earlier than journey, the federal government in Lisbon has dropped the requirement for totally vaccinated arrivals from the UK.

The International Workplace recommendation has been up to date with the change to say no check is required for travellers from the UK to Portugal “you probably have an NHS Covid Cross … or an EU digital Covid vaccination certificates exhibiting you’ve been totally vaccinated with an EU-approved Covid-19 vaccine not less than 14 days earlier than you journey”.

All vaccines administered by the NHS within the UK are authorized by the European Union.

Simon Calder11 October 2021 09:40


Vacation bookings surge following pink checklist cull

Jet2holidays has seen vacation bookings double because the pink checklist was reduce to simply seven nations.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays mentioned: “Bookings have been growing considerably in current weeks nevertheless clients clearly view this newest announcement as the real reopening of worldwide journey.

“Vacation bookings have doubled because the pink checklist was reduce, which reveals simply how assured clients now really feel. After a lot uncertainty, the slicing of the pink checklist, on prime of current constructive information, has clearly given clients the arrogance to guide the well-deserved vacation that they’ve been ready for.

“Bookings are up throughout all seasons with the remainder of October, half-term, winter and summer time 2022 all seeing robust development. That’s an especially encouraging pattern which tells us that the big pent-up demand is translating into bookings.”

Helen Coffey11 October 2021 08:35


Airport boss requires no return to 2019 fossil gasoline use for aviation

The chief government of Heathrow airport, John Holland-Kaye has mentioned: “We must always purpose for 2019 to have been the height 12 months for fossil gasoline use in world aviation.

“The UK authorities can present actual management in decarbonising aviation at COP26, by setting a progressively growing mandate and a plan to make use of contracts for distinction to speed up the transition to sustainable aviation gasoline within the UK, which can defend the advantages of flying for future generations.”

Mr Holland-Kaye was talking as Heathrow’s passenger numbers for September had been revealed. Britain’s busiest airport remains to be over 60 per cent down on the corresponding site visitors in the identical month in 2019.

“North American site visitors is barely 25 per cent of 2019 ranges,” the assertion mentioned.

“We welcome the easing of testing necessities and red-list discount, which can make worldwide journey less complicated, cheaper and fewer tense for all passengers.“

Simon Calder11 October 2021 08:15


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Helen Coffey11 October 2021 08:13

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