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Remaining countries on England's Covid travel red list set to be removed

10/28/2021 6:18:00 PM

Remaining countries on England's Covid travel red list set to be removed

The remaining countries on England's Covid travel red list are set to be removed, the BBC understands.

This applies to people vaccinated- including Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey.You must be able toprove you are fully vaccinated.The changes also apply to under-18s resident in one of these countries, whether or not they are vaccinated.

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Upon arrivalFully vaccinated people coming to England no longer have to take a PCR test two days after arrival. They can use cheaper and simpler lateral flow tests instead.The change also applies tounder-18s who live in the UK or one of about 100 countries

, whether or not they are vaccinated.Passengers need to book tests before travelling to the UK. They must send a picture to verify the result. The lateral flow tests for travel must be bought from private providers - NHS kits cannot be used.Passenger locator forms remain compulsory.

Wales and Scotland will introduce the same changes from 31 October. Northern Ireland has indicated it may follow but has not confirmed a date.What if I'm unvaccinated?If you aren't fully vaccinated - and you're over 18 - you still have to self-isolate at home for 10 days after arrival in the UK.

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