Travelling over the last year has been complex. Constantly changing, with a myriad of different rules and regulations you have to go by, and for this year a risk that you might end up in quarantine hotel when returning to the UK, if the country you are visiting appears on the red list.
From Monday, some of that worry can go away as no countries will appear on the ‘red list’ for the first time, so fully vaccinated travellers will be able to travel anywhere in the world (as long as they will accept us!) without the need to quarantine on the return. You will just need to take an antigen test within two days of arriving back, and fill in a passenger locator form.
However, if you’re not vaccinated, the old rules still apply. So, an antigen test within three days of returning home, a PCR test on or before day 2 and day 8, as well as filling in the passenger locator form as normal. Along with this, you have to quarantine at home for 10 days, unless you take a test on day 5, for ‘test and release’.
The last countries to be removed from the ‘red list’ include favourites – Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru – along with other South American countries Panama and Venezuela.