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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2021

Red list gone

Today sees the end of the UK’s controversial traffic light entry system.  The remaining seven countries on the UK government's banned list have been removed.

The governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland confirmed they would also be adopting the changes, following the initial announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) for passengers arriving in England.  

Whilst all British citizens arriving in the UK have the same passports the fact that each of the devolved four nations’ countries made its own rules only helped to confuse both citizens and foreign visitors.

Fully-vaccinated arrivals from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will no longer have to quarantine in a hotel.

The DfT said: "Delta is now the dominant variant in most countries around the world. This means the risk of known variants entering the UK has reduced and the government can confidently remove these seven destinations from the red list."


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