UK moves UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India from red to amber list

Move means passengers arriving in the UK from the countries no longer need to enter the UK's 10-day hotel quarantine scheme

  
People queue to enter terminal 2, as tighter rules for international travellers start, at Heathrow Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 18, 2021.

People queue to enter terminal 2, as tighter rules for international travellers start, at Heathrow Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 18, 2021.

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Travellers arriving in the UK from the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India will no longer have to quarantine in a government-approved hotel at their own expense and can instead isolate at home or at the place they are staying for 10 days.

As of August 8th, the three Gulf states and India are being moved from the UK’s red list to its amber list under its measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through travel.

At the same time, France is to be moved from the UK’s special amber-plus status, which was imposed due to persistent cases of the South African beta variant of the virus, to amber.

However French territories La Reunion and Mayotte, as well as Georgia and Mexico, are to be moved from the amber list to the red list, under which arrivals are required to enter a government approved hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.

Under the UK’s amber list rules, travellers who have been fully vaccinated in the USA or Europe can travel there without the need to isolate at all, provided they take a COVID-19 test up to three days before arrival, and another test on their second day in the country.

(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Seban Scaria)

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