Croatia and Taiwan will be added to the green watchlist, signalling to passengers that these countries are potentially at risk of moving from green to amber at short notice….reports Asian Lite News
Croatia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been added to the green list in the latest review of the government’s traffic light system for international travel that is coming into force at 4 am on 19 July.
Croatia and Taiwan will be added to the green watchlist, signalling to passengers that these countries are potentially at risk of moving from green to amber at short notice.
Passengers arriving from green list destinations need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel and take a further test on day 2 of their arrival in the UK.
Meanwhile, Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone have been added to have been added to red list of countries.
Passengers arriving from these destinations, irrespective of vaccination status, will be required to self-isolate in a managed quarantine hotel, provide a valid notification of a negative test result prior to travel and take a test on day 2 and 8 after their arrival.
Also, Balearic Islands, British Virgin Islands have been added to the amber list.
Arrivals from amber list countries who have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme (plus 14 days), will no longer need to quarantine or take a day 8 test if they can provide proof of their vaccination status to carriers in advance of travel to England.
This will also apply to those on a formally approved UK COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial, and children under the age of 18. These changes will also take effect from 4am BST Monday 19 July.
Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from amber countries need to provide evidence of a negative test result prior to travel, self-isolate at home for 10 days, and take a test on day 2 and day 8 after arrival.
These passengers will have the option to take a further test on day 5 and end their 10-day self-isolation early, upon receipt of a negative test result.