The amber list, which is part of the traffic light system for travel that applies to residents of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, will soon be scrapped in favor of a simpler travel system consisting of only red lists and non-red list countries.
Since Monday 19 July, fully-vaccinated British travelers have not needed to quarantine when returning from amber list countries. (The rules for children differ by age group – it is best to check the government website for the latest advice.) However, on Monday 4 October the amber list will combine with the green list to make up the rest-of-world countries that are safe to visit. Here’s what you need to know.
Amber list rules
Before you travel to England
Before you travel to England you must:
When you arrive in England, If you are fully vaccinated
After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2.
This applies if you’re fully vaccinated under either:
It also applies if you are:
taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK or the USA
If you are not fully vaccinated
If you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules, on arrival in England you must:
With all of this information, you should feel more confident when traveling to the UK from an amber list country. You can also get in touch with us today if you would like us to assist with your UK visa application.